Keeping up to date with the latest office design trends can be a challenge, with so many technological changes to the work environment, it can be hard to know which design suits your office best. This year we'll finally start to see the demise of the "one size fits all" open plan office where people are neither collaborating effectively or finding a space to work in peace, without disruptions. Thus, the priority for office design in 2017 is to create areas for collaboration and for privacy. Below are five office design trends your business can adopt during 2017 to stay relevant.
Sound reduction performance, in essence, is ability of a partition to reduce the amount of noise that passes through it.
i Wall will be visiting the Clerkenwell Design Week on 25th May.
The project for the multidisciplinary consultancy providing sustainable design solutions for the build environment, focused on providing the team with space for research, testing and development. There was a big focus on lighting, acoustics, health and sustainability.
i Wall has always been proud of the unique end-to-end service we provide our clients. As one of the UK's leading partitioning specialist who can install directly for our clients nationwide, we have the ability to work directly with specifiers to meet individual projects design requirements.
An open-plan office space has advantages and disadvantages both for a business's employees and bottom line. In an open-plan environment, there are no distinct rooms or fully enclosed spaces. Instead, workstations are positioned together, sometimes separated by short screen panels, within one exposed floor. The openness may improve communication and collaboration among the workers, but it also may reduce concentration and productivity.
According to Office Genie's survey, office design has the largest impact on employee happiness. Workplace design boosts the happiness of employees by a huge 33%. This is higher than other factors such as temperature, light and noise. So what factor's should be taken into account when designing a workplace for employee happiness?