A recent article, Common Office Design Mistakes to Avoid by Ceren Cubukcu says that office design is very crucial to your business reputation as well as to your employee’s productivity. However, many business owners don’t spend enough time and budget for the office designs.
A poorly designed office space can adversely affect creativity, collaboration, and employee morale. It also affects your company reputation in the eyes of your clients and investors.
Here are four common office design mistakes to avoid.
- Bad Lighting.
Lighting affects productivity and natural lighting (sunlight) is the best lighting. Nevertheless, if it’s not possible for your office to use natural lighting, then, use soft lighting. Try to use yellow or orange lighting and refrain from using bright LED lighting because extreme brightness causes headaches and anxiety. Designing office space with soft lighting makes your office look elegant, soft and warm.
- Poor Reception Area.
Your reception area gives the first impression of your office to your visitors. It represents how you value them. Using the reception area as storage space or workspace for your employees is very unbecoming and unprofessional. Instead, make the reception area welcoming and impressive.
- Poor Acoustics.
It is very important to use acoustic materials in walls to reduce noise levels. No one can be productive in an extremely noisy office. However, making it too quiet is also not perfect for an office because it would be like a library and this won’t be very comfortable for the office staff. The noise level should be just enough for productivity.
- No storage space.
No designated storage area in the office makes your files and documents cluttered and there’s a risk of losing/misplacing important documents. The best solution is to have a storage room or if you have limited space you can put several cabinets/drawers in the remaining empty spaces.
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