3 Important Factors to Consider When Updating Office Space Design

By February 13, 2019 February 18th, 2019 Office Design, Space Planning
3 Important Factors to Consider When Updating Office Space Design

Your office space design plays a big role in how well your business performs and how successful you are with employee satisfaction and retention.  Here are three important factors to consider when you redesign an office space.

1.Modernize your office space to boost your brand and employee morale.

Nearly two-thirds of U.S. employees are not fully engaging in their jobs which reduces productivity and costs the economy between $450 and $550 billion a year in lost productivity. This trend continues as poor office design in 45 percent of the world’s workplaces leads to less productivity, despite employee’s efforts to work harder and faster than ever before.

Studies show that a redesigned workspace could include a different range of spaces, with a mixture of office areas designed to generate collaboration among coworkers and boost productivity.  Office design could integrate breakout areas, private cubicles, meeting rooms, and open-areas to give more flexibility in the workplace.  A modular design can add to the ability of a workspace to evolve over time depending on the changing needs of a business.

2. Create an office space to attract and keep great talent.

An outdated office space impacts the company culture if employees are not proud of where they work.  Studies show that in 2017, one-third of employees were too ashamed of their office to bring clients or other colleagues there. “An organization’s culture does and should impact office design, and its culture should manifest itself through design.  The crucial thing is that how a company works is reflected in where it works.  If your teams constantly communicate, work with each other and there is a constant interaction, it makes no sense to have tiny cupboards separating everyone,” said Trevor Cheung, senior designer for Morgan Lovell, an office design company.

Many companies like Facebook use their office space design to distinguish their brand and attract the best talent.  Facebook’s high energy company culture is a result in part of its open office space layout. Millennials tend to pursue nontraditional workplace environments.  They will soon make up nearly half of all workers by 2020.

3. Reduce overhead and achieve cost savings for your company.

An office space redesign should integrate new technologies to help achieve cost savings.  In addition, sustainable building designs have been shown to reduce annual energy costs by up to 50 percent.

Carolina Services Inc., (CSI) is Charleston’s premier commercial space planning and improvement company. Contact CSI to see how we can help design, manage and implement innovative and cost-effective solutions for your commercial space.