Has your collective business creativity level started to wane? Are employees coming up with fewer and fewer innovative thoughts? Have all your brainstorming sessions begun to end without much fanfare or successful solutions? Mayhew’s interior designers in Kitchener know that this can be a tough slump to face. Fortunately, you can reverse this type of workplace ennui with the right kind of workplace designs and furnishing upgrades. A few simple steps can make all the difference and get everyone in your office back on track to make great strides again.
Add Pops of Color
If it’s been a long time since you worked with interior designers to create the ideal business atmosphere for your brand, you may want to pick up the phone. Years ago, a totally neutral palette was in vogue. This popular type of neutral color scheme appealed to a wide variety of workers, but didn’t give much in the way of visual inspiration. Today, many companies are moving toward sticking with neutrals as primary hues, but adding pops of bright tints and deep shades. Lime green and other strong colors are especially noticeable in the high-end furniture that interior design firms are choosing currently.
Get Out of the Dark Ages
Be honest – is the lighting in your workspace really adequate? Are you relying too much on overhead lights and not enough on natural sunlight? Do you notice that the whole workplace seems to get incredibly dark once the sun dips below the horizon? These are all signals that you need to move out of the “dark ages” and into modern times! Some interior designers are even using what are traditionally home living area floor lamps and desk lamps to create soft, warm glows around workplaces in addition to bright, but not fluorescent, overhead lighting elements.
Let the Pets Come to the Office
While not all offices in Kitchener can allow their employees to have pets in the workspace, some can… and do! This sparks creativity by mixing up expectations and making any office space feel a little more homey. It’s tough to feel uninspired when there’s a pooch ready to lay his head in your lap and make you laugh with his antics!
Try Zoning Your Larger Spaces
Open concept working is fine, but sometimes you want to find a zone to hold a small meeting or work in a different setting. Zones can be set up throughout your company, and can be arranged in any style you prefer, such as a dining room type table with comfy chairs, or a living room-inspired conversational area. These zones allow employees to remove themselves from the everyday humdrum and expose their minds to new possibilities.
Allow a Little Fun Into Your Workspace
It’s no secret that a lot of workplaces now have game centers featuring things like Xboxes, pool tables and ping pong. If you have the space to add this kind of recreational opportunity, why not try it to see if it makes an appreciative difference? You never know how workers will respond creatively when they are encouraged to use their minds and bodies in unexpected and fun ways.
Want to boost the innovativeness at your Kitchener firm? Contact the team of interior designers at Mayhew for a consultation. Get in touch today >
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Mayhew specializes in office interior design. We work with our clients to maximize their investment in technology, process and people by leveraging their investment in space. Combining smart workspace planning with the right office furniture will contribute directly to your business results. Mayhew creates and maintains workplaces that work™ by developing plans and providing innovative solutions to boost productivity, facilitate collaboration, enhance work life, build organizational pride and, ultimately - contribute quantifiably to our clients’ success.