Generation Y is set to become the major party of the global workforce in the next few years. With the transition from GenX to GenY comes unconventional, raw and new ideas on how work places should look and function. Irrespective of whether you are looking to bring in new talent to your organization or just looking for a way to make your business to feel modern and voguish, take a look at these office design ideas revolutionizing office spaces worldwide.
Having an office that is stylish, creative and productive is important for GenY employers and employees alike. Today, more individuals prefer their workspaces to become flexible and collaborative. Sitting at a desk from eight to five for five days a week has proven to damage productivity and efficiency. By contrast, flexible workspaces that let you work and move breaks the dullness and boost efficiency. Plan out ‘no work zones’ that are specially designed for a quick break. These areas will encourage spontaneous conversations, promote learning and also spark innovative ideas to take business a step further. This has encouraged business to change their corporate office interior design by incorporating communal areas and flexible work options that’s not limited to traditional desk workstations, to offer a sense of freedom and professionalism.
If there is one single thing GenY are growing sick of is having to spend eight hours in dark packed workspaces and messy desks. Minimalist building design, smaller and smarter devices, and wireless technology are comes in handy when solving this problem. Although if an office is small, many workplaces are looking at workstations and furniture options that can cover up the mess while making the workplace look clean and neat. Not only have this made office spaces clean, it makes the place looked attractive.
Gone were the days when office design trends heavily relied on using artificial materials to make workspaces look sterile. Contemporary workplaces consider adding natural elements such as reclaimed wood panels, plants, exposed brick, and floral inspiration is considered to be a norm in contemporary work places. GenY believe in having their workplaces to be both comfortable and relaxing spaces to work in.
Lighting arrangement at an office matters to millennial. Not only they dislike feeling cluster phobic, they don’t fancy artificial lighting arrangements that makes it look like a sweatshop. Large communal areas with plenty of windows that let natural light flow in is the best way to make an office feel invited.
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