Your office fitout shapes how staff and visiting clients interact with each other, as well as how efficiently staff can carry out their tasks. The design landscape has evolved a lot to support the changes the last 2 years has brought. With the rise of hybrid working arrangements, office design has moved forward and is better adapted to suit new workplace dynamics.
Here are some of the office fitout trends you should keep an eye out for this year.
Embracing biophilic design
If your company has sustainability goals in place, such as reducing energy consumption, and planning for carbon net zero initiatives, your office design can contribute to these. Incorporating energy-efficient systems, such as LED lighting and passive ventilation in the office is a great start. By integrating biophilic components, which involves the use of natural elements in design, you can take it a step further by increasing sustainability as well as contributing to the wellbeing of your employees. The use of reclaimed wood, stone, earthy colour palettes in combination with live plants can all be used to bring biophilic design elements into your office.
With work-from-home and hybrid arrangements growing and staying popular, modern offices need broader connectivity to support the communication needs of employees. Incorporating private booths, ensuring access to stable WiFi and setting up several options for seamless virtual collaboration will enable the team to stay connected even with minimal physical proximity.
Transforming into a smart office
If nothing else, the rise of remote working arrangements has made the reliance of business operations on technology that much more obvious. As such, integrating it more seamlessly into the workplace through the use of smart devices is a logical next step. There are digital solutions available for controlling air quality, light fixtures and temperature, and that’s just the start. Making the office smarter not only enables better and smoother workflow but also helps keep the staff safer, especially with touchless sensor technologies.
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We at Delta Commercial Group are here to provide exceptional service and guide you confidently through each process of the fit out of your business space. Our team of seasoned tradesmen, project managers, architects and construction professionals will do our best to make your dream office fitout a reality.