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5 Office Furniture Design Tips for Fostering Workplace Creativity February 16, 2017

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5 Office Furniture Design Tips for Fostering Workplace Creativity, Manhattan, New York

Can you really use your office furniture layout to foster creativity? In many industries, creativity is just as important as efficiency. Luckily, something as simple as making a few changes to your business furniture layout can have a big impact on your staff. Whether your employees work alone, collaboratively, or need plenty of “think space” to get their jobs done, the right furniture will improve your work environment and help to bring out the best in everyone. 

If you value creativity in your workplace, these ideas could help:office furniture

  • Create Open Zones: If your staff often works together, pay attention to your space. Do you notice them struggling to find places to collaborate, or gathering around office furniture in inconvenient ways? If so, now may be a good time to add more open areas, with long tables in lieu of individual desks.

  • Make Designated Quiet Zones: When a project requires a few hours of quiet work, is it easy for your employees to escape the fray of the main office? Making a quiet area available, such as a small office or cubicle, is invaluable for work that requires uninterrupted concentration.

  • Buy Standing Desks: Sitting down for long periods of time can be extremely uncomfortable, but many people suffer through because it seems “professional.” It may be the normal way of doing things, but it’s a habit that can ruin a creative environment and cause lethargy in workers. Giving your employees the option of using a standing desk for part of the day will help them focus, while also allowing them time to stretch.

  • Allow Personal Items: Sometimes, too many personal knickknacks can be distracting. So, in some workplaces, it makes sense to limit them. However, allowing workers to decorate their space with sentimental items can contribute to a cheerful environment where people feel free to be themselves. It’s one of the simplest ways to liven up office furniture, and will undoubtedly add a boost of personal inspiration for your employees.

  • Make White Boards Ubiquitous: People think and write differently when they use their hands, as opposed to a keyboard and mouse. But reaching for paper every time they have a thought can be wasteful, especially if they only want to jot a few things down. So why not put white boards near every workstation? It will encourage your employees to let their creative juices flow, and might even help them to better organize their tasks. 

 

Evenson Best has both the furniture and expertise needed to help transform any office space. With three convenient locations in New York, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C., finding the right pieces to furnish your workplace has never been easier. If you’re in need of custom office furniture, Evenson Best would love to help. To find out more about their selection of contract furniture, visit them online. You can also reach them directly by phone: for their New York, NY, location, call (212) 549-8000; for Berkeley Heights, NJ, call (908) 663-2700; and, for Washington, D.C., call (202) 540-5700.

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