10 Reasons Why You Should Consider an Office Redesign in 2020

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As more research continues to be carried out, companies throughout the UK and beyond are beginning to realise the impact that workspace design can have on everything from staff wellbeing to company profitability. That is, opting for an office redesign isn’t just an expenditure – it’s an investment. With 2020 on the horizon, Ashlar has decided to look at some of the reasons why you should be considering an office redesign next year.

Your brand has updated

We tend to think of brands as static concepts, but that couldn’t be further from the truth; brands are constantly updating and evolving with the times. 

If your brand has gone through some recent changes but your office hasn’t caught up, then perhaps it’s time to consider a redesign. Failing to do so could be confusing for employees, and off putting for clients.

You need room to grow

Unfortunately, offices are finite spaces, so if your business begins to expand (and it will), you will need to make some space
for new talent. And it’s not just people and desks that you will need to make room for, it’s the associated amenities that those
new staff 
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Productivity problems

In our last article, we took a look at how workspace design can improve productivity. With this in mind, if you feel as though your company is experiencing productivity issues, then perhaps it’s time for a redesign. Whether there is something fundamentally wrong with your layout, or your staff simply feel uninspired by their surroundings, a redesign could be what your company needs to reboot productivity.

Foster a strong culture

Fostering a positive and forward-thinking company culture is the key to maximising productivity and, ultimately, profitability for your business – and there’s no better way to do this than with an office redesign. 

Whether you need a collaborative working space, improved breakout areas or better technology, a redesign can help your
employees see where the business is heading.

SustainabilityCommercial Design & Fit Out Contractor - canteen area

Creating a sustainable workplace isn’t just about jumping on a trend, it’s taking positive steps towards tackling a very serious world problem. However, there are also a number of benefits associated with making your office more sustainable. You can help to reduce your annual energy costs with improved lighting, opt for a design which encourages sustainable processes, or even just go paperless.

Attracting new talent

While it might be hard to believe, Gen Z are now entering the workforce. What does this mean for businesses?
Well, primarily, it means that you need to be able to position your office space as a desirable working environment for a
generation who have grown up inextricably bound to tech. Digital communication is key, so it’s worth thinking about how you can bake this into your new office interior design.

Keep down your operating costs

In today’s economy, planning for the future and negotiating the pressures of rising costs is absolutely paramount, which is
why many businesses are opting for agile workspaces. These workspaces make the most efficient use of space by forgoing Experian Agile Working Space
an assigned seating model. So for you, a smaller office means cheaper rent and cheaper operating costs.

Leveraging office design trends 2020

Whether you’re looking to attract young talent, impress clients or motivate staff, making the most of office design trends will help you stand out from the crowd. You could opt for a layout which utilises biophilic design motifs, or go the sustainable route – the choice is yours.

Beat the clutter

If you have mountains of paperwork piling up at reception, or it’s become increasingly difficult to find important documents, perhaps it’s time to rethink your design. Reworking the layout of your space could help you find new, innovative ways to create storage, ensuring that both clients and visitors are impressed when they arrive at reception.

Workspace design is important

Think about it: your employees spend around 40 hours a week in your office, and they could be working with you for years. With this in mind, it’s clear how workspace design can have such a profound effect on an employee’s wellbeing and productivity levels. If you think that your office design has taken a backseat as of late – it’s time to refresh.

If you’re looking to redesign your office in 2020, Ashlar wants to hear from you. We’re a full-service fit out company based in Nottingham that offers the complete package. We can handle your project from the initial design talks right through to the fit itself, ensuring a seamless process and clear communication throughout. Want to hear more? Call us for a chat today.

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Our interior designers are always finding new and innovative ways to design commercial interiors that look stunning whilst increasing staff morale, efficiency and productivity. We want your business to grow, thrive and reach its full potential.

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