Social Areas and Workspace Design

Forbes is just one of the numerous publications conveying the merits of outstanding Workspace Design.  It details how companies are beginning to think about designing workspaces that employees actually want to spend their time in, incorporating features including meditation spaces, nap pods and full kitchens.  The overall goal is to increase happiness and wellbeing which then naturally lead-through to increased creativity, productivity and greater staff retention.

Dealer Support (2018) argues how Workspace Design needs to incorporate social areas.  Whereas traditional working environments served as a space for employees to ‘get their heads down’ and to tackle ‘to do’ lists, by creating social spaces, modern Workspace Design will create an environment for impromptu, ‘touchdown’ discussions when moving around the office.  Although social spaces might normally be designed with ‘down time’ in mind, a well designed social area encourages interaction.

Social spaces encourage stronger communication between staff through a space in which they can develop personal relationships that will have an impact on work communication lines.  The overarching theory is a simple one: Having staff who get on well are more able to collaborate and communicate.

Anton Visual is proud to have worked on scores of Workspace Design projects for clients spanning numerous and varied industries across Hampshire, the Home Counties and Greater London. As well as providing creative ideas, we’ve also assisted many fit-out companies with graphic design, samples, manufacture and install services.

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