3 Trends Influencing Workplace Design

3 Trends Influencing Workplace Design

by Proforma Construction Inc, July 18, 2016

Function and structure should always go in hand, is your workplace one that breeds productivity? 

Natural selection has a funny way of always designing with function in mind. A plant needs sunlight? Make leaves with more surface area! Humans attempt to recreate this natural process: sometimes we fail, but other times we succeed and change the way things are done. Take the airplane: curved wings, streamline body, and powerful engines. The workplace is one that should be producing productivity, that’s its function. While it may be good at getting some output, there’s still a lot of potential being lost due to the structure of the workplace. To get the most out of your workplace, here are three trends that are influencing workplace design in order to get the most productivity out of your workplace.

  1. More people are working remotely. At any given time, about one-third of all knowledge workers are working remotely. Out of those given that option, only about 30 to 40 percent of employees choose to work at their desk.
  2. Activity-based workspaces. Designers, writers, web developers, sales, marketing, and more all have their own specific job in which their design can help or hinder their productivity. Activities for meetings and formal meeting spaces all need their own place. One size does not fit all.
  3. Employee engagement is key. Companies whose workers are more engaged are able to boost their company’s production by up to 20 percent. Companies with disengaged workers, however, experience a 30 to 50 percent more turnover.

Does your workplace’s structure fit its function? If you feel like your workplace still has untapped potential, you may want to look into changing the entire interior design. When looking for a general contractor who can help you make the right decision, we encourage you to contact Proforma Construction. We are equipped to meet all of your commercial construction needs.