Tips To Create Effective & Elegant Office Spaces Do away with the normal cubicle structure, you can rather have different designs incorporated in the form of a bean bag corner, where you could provide bean bags for your team to relax and work, have a fun corner where they could sip a coffee and work or indulge in a game of chess to provide them intellectual stimulation.

By Monica Chadha

Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own.

You're reading Entrepreneur India, an international franchise of Entrepreneur Media.

Shutterstock.com

It is a known fact that a conducive and congenial environment is the key to harness productivity and creative thinking. Therefore, it is crucial and imperative to have a workspace which can boost one's spirit to work progressively. Erstwhile offices did not have a lot of planning involved. All that was looked at or considered was, different kinds of ways in which the people could be seated so that people and office goers could come, do their job and retire for home.

However, the contemporary offices are not restricted to the traditional definition of workspaces, rather they have become an extension of brand ethos, work culture and the principle for which a company, an establishment or a unit stands for.

Apart from keeping in mind the values and the attitude of a brand or a unit, it is also important that individual personality traits are given their due importance so that the uniqueness and the diversity are all honored in the right spirit.

For instance, Google has done away with the routine look of an office and have taken a disruptive approach when it comes to the ambiance in their office. It fosters a spirit of calculative risk taking while embarking on a journey of collective success.

Things to consider while creating an office space

Now let us talk about some factors and tips that one needs to consider while doing up an office space at one's home-

Convey your brand values with grace

Now if your brand stands for openness, transparency and equal opportunity, then your office space should speak for it. Thus, it is always a good idea to have enough space in your office where people can move around with ease. Do away with the normal cubicle structure, you can rather have different designs incorporated in the form of a bean bag corner, where you could provide bean bags for your team to relax and work, have a fun corner where they could sip a coffee and work or indulge in a game of chess to provide them intellectual stimulation. Having glass doors and partitions not only increases the beauty quotient but conveys the message of openness and transparency.

Consider the likes/dislikes and the comfort factor of the employees or the team

The office will be as successful as the people working in it. So they should be happy coming to work and for that they need to have an ambiance which can foster a spirit of fun and friendliness. Therefore, have chill out zones for them which can have snooker tables or any other activity area where your office mates can feel relaxed. Have a place like a cubicle wall etc. wherein one could paste photographs or have a wall with colors where graffiti can be sported etc.

Keep in the mind the taste of your clients/customers

You are in business because of your clients or customers. So ensure that you have enough space for them. If the nature of the office work is that there will a number of clients, vendor's etc. visiting the office everyday then happing a proper lounge to get them seated is important.

At the same time, have enough discussion rooms so that you can have fruitful discussions with your clients. The discussion rooms can be decked up with designs and colors to bring in that element of vibrancy or can speak about the achievements and laurels that your team has earned as it will boost the client's confidence in you.

Having a reception is also a good idea as the customers, clients, visitors etc. can be guided through the office once they report at the reception. Also, a reception is a place which should be done up with a lot of care as it is often times the place that can make or break the impression as it is one of the first things that your visitors see after they enter the office. Ensure it is tidy, vibrant and speaks about your brand with the help of your brand or company name, logo etc.

So follow the above mentioned tips and design an office space which is not only comfortable for all but provides the home-like charm and solace for all.

Monica Chadha

Founder, Design Deconstruct

Design Deconstruct (DD) is a multi –disciplinary build and interior design firm, which was established by our visionary founder Monica Chadha in year 2005, which was later expanded into construction with Rishabh Kapoor ,in the year 2014. Since then we have been rendering our services with great enthusiasm and detail. Design Deconstruct is driven by quest for perfection and quality. We at DD believe that “Grace and elegance are not just sentiments to strive for; they are embodied in all the things around us, knowing this we simply answer the inner calling of those who wants to live artistically and aesthetically beautiful space that enhances the sense of being”

Related Topics

Leadership

5 Ways to Network Your Way to Business Growth and Wealth

Mastering the art of networking will enhance your abilities and opportunities to create the business growth and wealth you desire.

Business News

I Tried 3 AI Headshot Generators and There Was a Clear Winner

Aragon AI, Momo, and FastShot AI all generate headshots using AI, but which one actually works for LinkedIn?

News and Trends

Kaynes Semicon To Invest INR 4,000 Crore On OSAT/ATMP

The investment is expected to create around 1,000-plus jobs

Franchise

3 Common Myths About Franchising That You Need to Stop Believing

Tackling three myths about franchising and making the argument for why companies should consider the franchising model to scale their businesses and why it can be an excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs to create economic and social value.

Business News

Airbnb Renter Discovers Hidden Door, Says Police Confirm There's a Secret Unit Upstairs With 'Surveillance': 'A Terrifying Experience'

One bride-to-be was in for a not-so-welcome surprise when she discovered a secret door in her Airbnb rental.

Business Models

This is the Real Secret to Success — How to Lead Even When You Are Losing

Everybody likes to win. Nobody likes to lose. But what teaches you more? As in, which experience does more for us—personally and also professionally speaking?