A private place – For those who need it the most:
Open-plan workplaces have become a staple in modern office design. It has been shown to boost productivity and workplace morale. However, we need to be considerate for those who have different working styles and personalities.
Larger companies cater for an extremely diverse group of people. When dealing with personality types the majority of people will fall into two main social categories: Extroverts and Introverts.
Although open plan offices can be collaborative and pleasant environments, they don’t always meet individual’s needs. People with Introverted tendencies may need to take some time out for themselves to work alone, as that’s where they feel they can become the most productive. People with extroverted traits may thrive more in open plan offices, so it’s understanding when to utilise the extra space for those who need it.
‘Distractions have become the norm’:
Udemy’s survey in 2018 suggested that nearly 3 out of 4 workers admitted they felt distracted while working. The biggest complaints for this came from participants from Millennials and Gen Z age demographic, with 74% reporting that they felt distracted at work.
With this in mind, it’s more important now than ever to ensure that workers have an area they can go to focus and increase productivity.
Making the most out of your Office Space:
At Spectrum Workplace, we take care to craft spaces and supply furnishings that are completely bespoke to not only your business, but for the individuals within. We have a wide array of options to truly cater to the individuals in your team and foster a positive team culture. For example:
- Breakout space designs
- Office quiet zone designs
- Acoustic furniture
- Meeting pods
- Focus Room
The Office Quiet Zone or Focus Room becomes a multi-functional space that can be used for focussed work, one-to-one meetings or somewhere to take confidential phone calls.
For more office design inspirations, take a look around our Office Design ideas page.
We have several examples of quiet zones, areas and furnishings for you to come and try in our office showroom!
Our showroom is spread over 2 floors and is recognised as one of the best in the South of England with over 20 different displays of office interior design ideas and office furniture.
Come and try them out, touch and feel. Don’t just rely on a picture in a catalogue or a website!
If you’d like to visit our Showroom, please book a visit online, or call 02392 489 933.