As the saying goes, do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life. And the same goes for where you do it. A beautifully designed office has been shown to improve productivity, creativity and mood. For this post, we head to the office and offer some tips on creating inspiring workspaces that are as functional as they are beautiful. So work becomes a place that people actually look forward to going. Even on Mondays.
Since we spend more of our waking hours at the office than we do at home, creating an office that lets us do more than simply work is essential. A welcoming space to connect, collaborate and grab a coffee or a bite is key to keeping employees engaged, refreshed and heard. A beautiful and durable Caesarstone countertop paired with simple, stylish stools creates an inviting place to not only eat and share, but also acts as a co-working space and a more casual, open meeting room. Co-working spaces like these help employees feel like they’re a part of a community, and as a result, view their work as more meaningful and a contribution to a common goal.
Table for two or forty-two? It can be hard to find the right sized boardroom and furniture to suit any meeting. While it’s important that everyone has a seat at the table, a long boardroom table can be intimidating or overwhelming for a smaller group. A simple solution is to put one and two together. A sliding divider wall can be installed to turn two adjacent boardrooms into one with adaptable furniture including custom Caesarstone tables that can be easily pushed together for larger meetings. And with their non-porous, stain resistant surface, there’s no need to cry over spilled coffee.
House plants can have jobs too. Enriching the office with natural greenery and small, potted trees has been proven to not only improve air quality but also enhance employees’ quality of life. Beyond plants, incorporating natural elements like reclaimed wood help bring the outdoors in and create a more organic, welcoming environment for working.
Incorporating concepts of wellness design into the office is not only good for employees, it’s also good for the bottom line. Invest in health-focused furniture including adjustable standing desks and stability ball chairs that improve posture, relieve fatigue and increase productivity.
Lighting is a major key to enhancing mood and encouraging creativity, yet it’s often overlooked. Poor lighting causes fatigue and eyestrain that can lead to headaches, irritability and even depression. So, in addition to modern office lighting, ensure there’s ample natural light, along with adjustable window shades.
COLOUR YOUR OFFICE
Find a colour that works for you and your team. Explore the newest Caesarstone colours and collections to complement any office here.