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Designing a Collaborative Office Space

Collaboration is critical for a business’ or organizations’ success. A business without interdependency is rare even when solo work is often required. Coworkers depend on each other.

Collaboration is critical for a business’ or organizations’ success. A business without interdependency is rare even when solo work is often required. Coworkers depend on each other. Working adults spend a lot of time at work, even more so than they do at home!  An office space put together with some thought has many advantages. After all, it is essential for office spaces to promote creativity, productivity, and collaboration. If you want to learn about how specific office designs can foster collaboration, keep reading!

Open Floor Layout

An open floor layout isn’t private. Without walls or cubicles diving people, more interactions happen. While interactions may seem counterproductive, employees need communication to thrive. Zoning out or staring at a computer for entirely too long is bad for the eyes and creates isolation. Taking a few moments to share and express ideas is not only productive but helps an employee to feel a sense of belonging to their coworkers.

Social Spaces

A significant part of focusing at any job involves taking moments where one shuts themselves out to prioritize, organize, and complete their workload. However, allowing sociability matters as well. Outdoor furniture is a favorite within office interior design. Outdoor spaces not only enable employees to receive natural lighting but random encounters among their coworkers can fuel creativity.

Imagine you are a part of the marketing team at an organization and haven’t been able to come up with any valuable ideas lately. You may decide to take a break and go outside where find you find your team sitting. You two then begin to bounce ideas off of each other, and finally, you discover your pitch. Staring aimlessly at a computer screen doesn’t always make ideas appear.

Allow Multiple Layouts

Within an office setting, everyone has different work habits. While some people are social beings, you may have those that are more introverted and don’t like a lot of noise. A more reserved person or one that does not like a lot of noise could use headphones but giving them the option to choose a corner desk versus a center desk accommodates their needs.

Brand Your Office

Company logos and colors are symbols of identification. Employees may feel more inclined to identify with their place of work if they see company logos, colors, and picture surrounding them. Maybe plastering a mission statement on the wall could help individuals remember why they decided to work for their company. Photos of a company office party can warm an environment. While white walls are traditional and classic, they can leave nothing to the imagination and hinder creative depending on your office setting.

Furnish and Design Your Organized Office with Mark Downs

Mark Downs is happy to help you get the most productive, creative, and positive office environment possible through our office furniture and design expertise. We have the expertise and equipment to ensure your office is attractive, productive, and a wonderful hub of activity in your commercial facility. Stop by our Cockeysville showroom to see what we can offer or give us a call at 410-771-6800. To see examples of our work and what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.

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