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Office Design Latest Trends

Trends in office design and choice of office space have evolved over the years to incorporate more efficient and flexible workspaces. These changes affect the way businesses use their office space and may influence the type and style of office building tenants occupy.

It's important to keep abreast of these latest office design trends, so that when working with your Office Fit-Out Company on the design and layout of your new office, you are better informed to make the right choices and manage the office design project more effectively.

Office Design Trends

Greater Collaboration
Colloboration is the new buzz word when it comes to deciding on the best office space plan for your business. The right configuration will support teamwork and facilitate greater efficiency from staff.

Go Open Plan
Open plan offices have been proven to help with fostering better communication, and help create an office buzz which improves productivity. Instead of enclosed offices, companies are opting for open plan with private cubicles for those needing privacy or carrying more concentrated tasks.

Touchdown Workstations
Today's workforce are far more mobile than before, meaning that the maximum people in the office at any one time dramatically decreases. So why pay for all that office if you don't need it? Touchdown Workstations give mobile workers a desk from which to work as and when they need it with all the facilities the need.

Break out Areas
Break out areas within an open plan office are a useful and flexible area where staff can take a break, have lunch, or even have an informal meeting over coffee. They also reduce the amount and size of meeting rooms required.

Less Storage Space
Going entirely paperless may be impractical for the modern business, but with office rents rising, companies relocating should undertake a thorough review of the filing and archiving. Files less frequently accessed need to be stored in a basement or off-site storage centre so that storage space does not take up a costly overhead.

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