Interior Design - Office Environments

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The workplace environment is constantly in a state of change, not only due to the demands of staff, but from commercialisation and changing technology. With the long established model of one worker to one desk working 9-to-5 no longer being appropriate. The constant changing face of commercialisation and the advancement of technology mean that the working environment has to be able to adapt top these changes without incurring substantial costs. Flexible planned data and power supplies means office environments can alter quickly and effectively to change. As operational and organisational aspects of a business change, requirements for space standards, technology, types of equipment used and support facilities also change. Flexible working with an ageing population (leading to extended working lives), and the emergence of a multigenerational / multinational workforce, with rapid development of IT (and the diverse routes to access it), are creating vibrant transformations to the design of the 21st century workplace environment. To maximise business efficiency, new designs and space strategies need to reflect the changes mentioned, creating a responsive workplace that supports business growth whilst maximising flexibility.

Interesting and stimulating workplaces

about-1In todays workplace, people are looking for a style of leadership that includes integrity, an inspiring vision and a compelling business strategy. Innovative workspaces can have a direct and beneficial effect on staff productivity and creativity. BC Interiors maximize efficiency through looking at clients use of workspace, technology, furniture and protocols. In order to do this it is necessary to not only understand how a business works both now and in the future, but to understand the individuals who will ultimately be the users of the spaces created. It is important to design offices as not only places to work in but somewhere to grow. As part of this you can look at combining workspace with social space.

A WORKPLACE FOR ALL AGES

Patterns of work are changing. New technology is leading to more flexible working lives, with less emphasis on working from 9-to-5. Population ageing is leading to extended working lives and the emergence of a multi-generational workforce. New legislation is curbing discrimination at work on the grounds on age or disability, leading to a more diverse workforce. Most workplaces, however, still adhere to an outdated model of management efficiency for the young and fit. The challenge is to make our future workplaces more effective, comfortable and sustainable for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities.

Individual space

The ability to concentrate to a degree that allows deep uninterrupted thinking is essential to productive work. Isolation in the work place is essential from time to time, however it breaks down communication. The ability to provide facilities to allow time to concentrate when needed, is solve by combining open planned offices with cellular meeting rooms and social breakout areas. Productivity can be impaired, errors increase and creativity and mental processing may diminish without the suitable space and environment for concentrated work. Open office environment may not always be considered as ideal spaces to do concentrated work. Isolation in the work place is essential from time to time, however it breaks down communication. The ability to provide facilities to allow time to concentrate when needed, is solve by combining open planned offices with cellular meeting rooms and social breakout areas.

Computer aided designs

about-1Skilled AutoCad technicians can be expensive to employ full time, especially if they have 3D experience, when the demands for their services are not necessarily constant. This is the bases of all office designs, once a drawing has been agreed 3D visuals can be provided as if it were an actual photo of your new office, which, does not yet exist. CAD is the only way to make sure that the right number of people and storage can fit into the space provided. BC Interiors will carry out most surveys free of charge as an additional service.