Any workeer know exactly how working atmosphere is important in an Office: the human factors (relationship, communication…) is probably the main hallmark, a feature nowadays strictly connected with the interior design. To create the best mood inside a modern workplace it’s important to evaluate the most recurring activities and choose, and place in the right place, specific furniture elements with peculiar charateristics.
The way of working and measure the forcefullness of actions has change: workers have become aware that spending eight hours a day at a company desk does not always translate into productivity and optimal performance. For this reason many organisations around the world are looking for alternatives, and moving towards Smart Working.
It is important to undestand that smart working should not be identified solely with working outside of the offices: dedicated employees may spend even more time in the confines of their workplace if they are insert into a differentiated environment.
People internalize motivation and inspiration from the environment, consciously or not. Designing an office that influences people to work better and more efficiently is about recognizing the science behind what makes us tick and incorporating that into the look, feel, and even smell of the workplace.
The era of fixed workspaces and stuck seating charts is quickly fading into a more "fluid" future. Today’s workers claim the “freedom” to choice where and how to work: in this scenario office layout planning may allow to choice different workstations for different tasks.
Offices that offer flexibility for where and how employees accomplish their duties keep the workforce active. Hot workstations and desks with docking stations allow employees to use their own devices to work where the mood strikes. Moreover common areas with comfortable furniture present employees with spontaneous opportunities to meet and exchange ideas while they work.
Hot-desking and shared spaces with work benches, touchdown points or social hubs, where staff can work in a group or on their own in a more informal setting, are absolutely more attractive and useful for modern workers than old-fashioned rows of desks with fixed computers and telephones.
Modular components, like adjustable tables and benches or modern acoustic partitions, consent an easy and dynamic set up of the office landscape, for a sort of “hybrid” office ready to trasnpose whatever the future holds.