Office Design and Anxiety

Meditation+xxxOffice design affects a number of aspects of an employee’s work experience. A recent article by Business Day Live’s Karl Gernetzky takes a look at how office space design affects anxiety. Gernetzky writes, “Depression was one of the most common health issues affecting the workplace, with constant distraction and disruption at the office one of the contributing factors to stress, the marketing manager at Paragon Interiors, Lucy le Roux, said in a statement. Up to 60% of employees in high density open plan offices were placed near a source of distraction such as high volume employee corridors or a printer, with global research indicating this could disrupt around 25% of an employee’s workday, she said.”

If you’re looking to get optimal productivity from your employees, you can’t risk overlooking these factors. That’s why it’s imperative to go into any office design project with a team of experts. At Office Space Planners, we have experienced designers and project managers who have decades of combined experience and education in the areas of interior design, space planning, computer aided design, drafting, corporate office relocation management, project management, ergonomics and systems furniture.

Without experienced consultation, you are susceptible to overlooking nuance in your office design project. For example, consider the effects of color choice on your employees’ emotions. Mitch Finlay of Talk Business Magazine writes, “The colour palette of the office is a priority, since colours have such a direct effect on our mental and emotional functions. Avoid bold and bright colours except as accents or if you put them in a specific area with a specific purpose. For example, you may design an area for employees that functions as a sort of ‘hot desk,’ a place where they can go when they need to focus completely on a task. A space with warm walls in reds, oranges or yellows will help stimulate creativity and an atmosphere of warmth. Creating a sense of airiness and calm is important in common areas; cool blues, greens and purples will help to relax employees and welcome visitors.”

With Office Space Planners, you have access to an experienced team who specializes in a number of services, including analysis, commercial space planning, project management, and move coordination. We have a variety of clients who vary in size and purpose, including businesses in finance, leasing, high-tech, e-commerce, manufacturing, law, insurance, government agencies, and more.

Whatever office design needs you might have, your best bet is Office Space Planners!

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