Office life is no longer the 9-to-5 grind Dolly Parton famously sang about in 1980. In 2008, almost two million Canadians worked from home at least once a week. Due to fast-growing technology and our increasingly connected world, employees may alternate between their office and a home office, work while on business trips, or even work from a different city. Every workplace is different, which means every office (and home office) layout needs to be different.
More and more, office managers are looking for ways to design functional and comfortable office spaces. The layout of an office can affect employee productivity and happiness, and that can affect retention numbers. Plus, the changing nature of modern business means offices need new styles and types of furniture. The CEO, managers, and independent workers might need a classic furniture collection, especially if they meet with clients. Some businesses create “Third Spaces“, places where employees can gather away from their desks or formal conference rooms.
Employees who work from home need a well-designed home office space as well. A comfortable and organized home office allows employees to be efficient and productive, plus home offices might have special space considerations. Employees might be working in a small area or shared space, or want equipment tailored to their work style, such as a standing desk.
With estimates suggesting people spend 1/3 of their lives at work, the importance of office design becomes apparent. In addition, with more and more people working from home, home office design becomes an important concept. Source offers complimentary floor planning and design services for individuals and businesses. Contact us today to start designing your perfect office space, whether in a corporate tower, a third space, or your home.