We’ve all heard about modern offices that have foosball and ping pong tables, beer on tap, an espresso bar, an open-concept collaborative layout, but how much of that do employees really want? It’s important for businesses to have a balanced office that provides employee perks while boosting productivity. It’s pertinent to factor in employee age-range, interests, and desired working environment. To gain insight, it could be beneficial to survey employees on some things they’d like to see in the office; plus it creates a transparent, collaborative conversation.
Knowing the different generations that are in your office is valuable for developing the best in-office experience. Older generations and younger generations may desire different environments to boost their productivity, such as an open-concept vs closed-door offices. If you have a mixture of different generations, working with a designer ensures that all needs are considered.
It’s also important to consider the type of work employees are doing in the office. Are there lots of collaborative meetings happening in the office or do employees spend time working on independent projects? These various factors help determine what kind of design will best suit your needs.