Outside The Box: Unlearning Traditional Office Design

Outside The Box: Unlearning Traditional Office Design

May 10, 2017

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To an unknowing person, the idea of doing anything or being within a ‘comfort zone’ sounds like a good thing; you know what to expect and it feels safe. The problem with being in a comfort zone is that it’s easy to get stuck there. Complacency is what keeps innovation and growth from occurring.

The design of a traditional office may be functional (based on your current needs), but does it allow room for growth and change for the future?

“It’s time to shift the paradigm from what makes for a high-performing space to what makes for high-performing employees. And that will be specific to each organization’s business and culture. Numerous management studies have shown that increased socialization, collaboration, teamwork and cross-fertilization of skills and disciplines can significantly improve employee creativity, innovation and productivity. Tech giants like Apple, Google and Facebook have become the poster children for the level of success that is achievable when organizations cultivate these types of work cultures.

Hand-in-hand, decades of industry and institutional research on workplace environments have demonstrated that the design of the work environment can either support or thwart these types of behaviors, making architects and designers key influencers in the planning and execution of today’s work spaces. Case studies testify to the positive benefits of providing employees with more thoughtful, intentionally designed work environments, including improved productivity, decreased employee absenteeism and higher rates of employee satisfaction and retention.” (Michael J. Berens, exclusive.multibriefs.com)

Giving thoughtful consideration toward how your office space looks and functions and embracing ideas/furniture that may be beyond what you’re accustomed to not only provides a better environment for staff, but also promotes positive growth for the future. At Burovision, we can help you design and develop a work space that is effective and can help meet the needs of today and tomorrow.



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