Previously, we wrote about some of the things you might expect to see when you return to your office. This discussed hybrid working, social distancing in the office and how your office design is an integral part of making that happen.
In this article, we’re going to take a look at some office design trends to look out for in 2022.
As many companies have been through periods of remote working with a gradual return to the office, now is the perfect opportunity to reevaluate the space you need for your business and staff to excel in. We’ve collated some of the most interesting trends to consider when planning a new office.
When it comes to people remotely working here and there, you’ll find fewer people in the office as a whole. That means fewer personal desks and more transformative spaces. This means you can create socially distanced layouts and try different arrangements to make it feel more like a sociable space than a classroom.
For those who are deciding whether to work from home or the office, it gives businesses the option to change things up in the workplace to keep the creativity alive.
As offices become more open-plan, there are moments where you need to do group work with minimal noise to stop disruption from other colleagues. Luckily, there are many options to how you can address this. With acoustic partitions, you can easily split up spaces of the office to arrange meetings or group activities where you can be as loud as you like without disturbing your colleagues.
Alongside more open plan offices and contemporary decor comes the element of smart technology. One example is Huawei and Wanglong Intelligent’s creation of the elevator call app. Meaning no one has to touch communal buttons in the building and can get into a lift safely.
Additionally, you also might want to consider automatic doors, automatic soap dispensers and no-contact flush systems in bathrooms so your colleagues can stay safe.
There are other cool smart appliances and pieces of kit that you can add to the office like coffee machines, kettles and smart speakers to keep things fun and easily accessible.
Another popular trend to consider when renovating your office space is adding green elements. Using natural elements and plants inside the office can help improve productivity as well as create a visually appealing workspace.
Floor pots with potted plants, living walls and hanging plants around the office can help reduce stress when people are working on big projects and can contribute to a positive environment to be inside.
As we get ready for the new year, it’s the perfect time to consider some cool office renovations as workers gear up to return to the office.
If you’d like some help with your office design, contact us for a chat today.