Over the past year our perception of offices has changed dramatically. Gone are the days of boring, impersonal cubicles: many workplaces are now choosing to focus on their office culture, employee wellbeing, and smart efficient interior design.
Now more than ever, the impression your office gives is essential. To deliver exceptional experiences for both customers and employees, businesses are finding innovative new ways to revamp their office spaces and improve their employees’ wellbeing.
From redesigning workstations for productivity, to developing versatile methods to make the most of your space, it’s important to stay in sync with trends. In this blog, we take a look at a few of the biggest office fit out trends emerging in 2018.
1 - Branded Interiors
Customer experience begins the moment a visitor walks into your office. The look and feel of your workplace should reflect your brand’s personality and your business’ ethics and culture. If you’ve ever seen a sneak peek inside Google or Innocent’s offices, you’ll know what we mean: artwork, installations, murals and furniture all working together to reflect your brand personality. Although it has been around for a couple of years, 2018 seems set to be the year entrepreneurs and SMEs adapt in numbers.
2 - Spaces that Work
When considering a new office fit-out, design for productivity first. For years ‘open plan workspace’ has been the office interior buzzword. However, when taking into account individual working habits, the evidence says that this isn’t always the best way.
2018 will see the evolution of flexible workspaces. That means providing a range of work zones that accommodate collaboration, brainstorming and hot-desking. What’s more, with increasing amounts of employees working from their own devices on individual schedules, redesigning the office around this rapidly expanding way of working is a worthwhile investment.
3 - Intelligent Workspaces
With Generation Z (those born between 1994 and 2010) entering the workforce and Millennials taking charge, technology is fast becoming – and will continue to be - the dominant tool for working. Advanced videoconferencing technology alongside BYOD (bring your own device) policies are already speeding up and expanding channels of communication, whilst wireless and Bluetooth technologies are affording workers greater flexibility and control over their work.
Here at AOS, we like to keep our finger on the pulse of office trends. That’s why we offer the latest in office furniture and accessories, from ergonomic seating to sit-stand desking. Take a look at our range online here >