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What The Modern Office Needs

If you want your employees to truly enjoy working for you, you need to ensure that you are providing the best office space possible. Something which you need to be able to say for that is that it is as modern as possible, and that is easy enough to be sure of if you are going to try and make it happen. In order to make it happens, however, you do need to make sure that you are aware of what it is that the modern office has and what you therefore need to include in your own office designs. In this post, we are going to take a look at a number of the elements which a modern office needs in order to be truly successful. As long as you include the following, you will find that you are much more likely to be providing the kind of space that your employees are going to want.

Outdoor Space

Something which is becoming more and more important to people is that there is some kind of outdoor space in the office. Having even just a little garden that employees can tend to and enjoy will mean that they are much more likely to enjoy the space, so this is absolutely something to consider if you are not already thinking about it. If you do want to do this, make sure you have some soil testing done and that you plant plants and flowers which are going to grow well into healthy and beautiful plants. These plants will give a great feeling and atmosphere to the whole space, and you will find that your employees really enjoy being able to spend their break time there.

Plenty Of Natural Light

You should aim to rely as little as possible on artificial light in your office. This is important for a number of reasons. Most of all, it is necessary to try and save as much energy as you can, as a business has a duty to ensure that it is as good for the environment as possible. But it’s also a case of improving morale; the more that people work in natural light, the happier they generally are, and the more productive they become in the working day too. Make sure therefore that you have plenty of large windows, so that you don’t need to use artificial lighting too much or too often.

Freedom To Move

As best as possible, you should make sure that your office encourages your employees to be able to move around, as this has been linked with higher productivity and better morale in general. That means allowing room for desks and tables to be apart from each other, and having a policy of hotdesking where appropriate. You should aim for space in the break rooms as well, and just generally ensure that the office is laid out in such a way that there is as much freedom to move as possible. You’ll find it makes a huge difference.

About the author, Mark

Mark Asquith is a serial entrepreneur who has built globally successful design, marketing, software and digital businesses since he quit his real job in 2005.

A passionate podcaster, global keynote speaker and helpful bloke, Mark is the co-founder of Podcast Websites and the creator of Excellence Expected. He has a terribly embarrassing beard.

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