Office of the Future: Interior Design Trends in 2014

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Offices and work spaces have gone through some dramatic transformations over the last half century, but the biggest changes are yet to come. From tearing down the walls between co-workers to stimulate them to work harder to integrating the latest technologies, the office of the future will be less business-oriented and more employee-focused.

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Office of the Future: Interior Design Trends in 2014

  1. 1. ging Workplace Interior Design Trends in 2014 Offices and workspaces have gone through some dramatic transformations over the last half century. but the biggest changes are yet to come. From tearing down the walls between co-workers to stimu- late them to work harder to integrating the latest technologies, the office of the future will be less business—oriented and more employee-focused. Bringing Down the Office Walls Open-office spaces are all the rage in 20l4 and will continue to shape work environments in future years. 440% increase in speed and accuracy of I work as a result of switching from closed offices to open offices. 60°/ o 8 l% of respondents believe that open office plans promote better behaviors through visible detection. of companies have already adopted openfoffice deslgn plans 60% believe that when employees are visible to one another. they are less likely commit ethics violations. lo- I 5% increase in employee satisfac- tion in companies that allow employees to self-select their work environment. Mobility £7 Ergonomics With the workplace geared towards interactivity and collaboration. mobility will become the governing principle throughout the work environment. Mobile file Cabinets Several companies have already begun to use mobile file cabinets or “wheelies” that are also used as docking stations. I Flexible Furniture As the workplace becomes less private and more collaborative. fumiture will need to be more flexible and adjustable in order to accommodate different builds and heights. Paperless Office More organizations are moving towards the paperless office. where everything is stored in the cloud and paper is not used anymore. ’ believe the absence of employees believe 77% ergonomics are important 51% of erg. °n°. mics has a in the workplace negative impact on ' work productivity. P No More Clutter in Office Life The OfflC€ lS clutter f0f Of the unorganized cluttef affects more women than workplace. affecting their: men (93% vs 86%) and can damage: f ‘° 277% 33% {E} 20% Productivity @ 2 65% State of mind ‘W <9 1530. . . Motivation Pf°f<’-5-5|°"3l ""339 Personal relationships @ — 40% Happiness When their workstation is finally de-cluttered. employees are able to focus more on their tasks, be more productive and feel better about their performance. feel in control feel motivated E are more relaxed feel confident feel accomplished with an organized workstation Merging the Indoors with the Outdoors Plants and greenery in the office are not only for décor. 20% Plants enhance productivity in Proper placement of plants Plants help reduce office the office and decrease stress throughout the office can lower noise: an indoor hedge can by I2%. heating and cooling costs by 20%. absorb up to 5 decibels. C C C 2 in 3 employees have gardening as their favorite hobby and are more attracted to workspaces that include aspects of what inspires them in their free time. Painting Your Path to Success Choosing color is more important than you think. because it can either increase your focus and productivity or distract and make you less creative. Beige Blue Green With red on the walls. Beiges and creams are Blue transmits honesty. Green is a perfect choice people did 3 I % better used by corporate busi~ calm, security and for environments that at tasks such as proof- nesses such as banks. confidence. so it's an emphasize balance and reading. anagrams. and financial advisers. and ideal option for calm. It's best used in other activities that law firms to convey a businesses working offices where money is require focusing on the sophisticated and ele- with numbers such as exchanged frequently. details. gant atmosphere. accounting companies. Sources: http: //www. jl| .com/ Documents/ csr/ Workp| ace—design-and-practices—on—the—ethical-environment. pdl http: //www. cnbc. com/ id/48488208 http: //greenplantsforgreenbuildings. org/ http: //mu| tivu. prnewswire. corri/ mnr/ officemax/46659/docs/46659-NewsWorthy_Analysis. pdf http: //www. facilitiesnet. com/ ceilingsfurniturewa| ls/ article/ - Sustainable—Design—Flexibi| ity-Mobility~Are-Key-Selection-Criteria-for—Office—Furniture-- I 3209# http: //ehstoday. com/ health/ ergonomics/ ehs_imp_38484 http: //ayearofproductivity. com/ angela-wright-interview/ Brought to you by: 3 www. allianceinteriors. ca A L '- ' A N C E ' N T E R ' 0 R 5 ' N C- business environments that make sense‘

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