The workplace is ever-changing. We see trends come and go in commercial interior design. More than ever, businesses are investing in technology and other adaptations to fit the needs of their employees, but where can you invest wisely and which trends are fads—here one day and gone the next? Find out what trends we think are here to stay.
Not just for video games, VR is currently being utilized in the workplace for employee training. Walmart recently released plans to use VR headsets to train new employees. The VR tools can simulate real-world experiences like cleaning up a mess in an aisle or tackling the holiday crowds and provide guidance along the way. We may even see more uses for this technology in the future.
Shrinking Personal Workspaces
Gone are the days of bulky computer towers and monitors. Desktop landlines are shifting to cell phones. Paper storage takes up less and less space than ever before. This means that employee work stations require less of a footprint in the office too. But that’s okay, it leaves more space for the company foosball table or the espresso bar.
Access to Natural Workspaces
Have you ever had an office with a window? Did you notice an increase in productivity, mood, and general well-being? Providing employees with access to natural lighting can have a profound effect in the workplace. Although windows are only reserved for the perimeter rooms of the building, think about installing transparent panel systems that will allow for natural light to filter through the rest of the office.
Designing with Adaptable Furniture
The workspace needs to meet the needs of each and every employee, no matter their accommodation requests. However, the adaptations need to be affordable for the company. As trends change, companies don’t want to have to upgrade and buy new furniture every year. This increases the demand for dual-purpose furniture like adjustable-height desks and computer monitor arms that can fit any size monitor.
If you’re looking for an office interior design overhaul or if you’re thinking about upgrading your office furniture, give us a call. We can advise on best practices and help fit your needs.