When it comes to arrangement of office space, it is not a surprising fact that one of the priority tasks has always been to create an environment that will be functional and comfortable, as well as inspiring – one that encourages creativity and productivity of employees, team spirit and positive work atmosphere.
Office space used to be exclusively classic offices, physically completely separated from each other by walls, and in which a small number of employees worked. With development of the first modern office buildings, this concept has changed and replaced by the open space concept known as the “open space” format, where all employees work and share the same space. However, whether it is a classic office or open space, one thing is common – to find the perfect balance in arranging the space that will primarily contribute to the sense of belonging and well-being of employees because today, more than ever, employees are in the focus.
The transformation of office space, due to various influences, has led to a healthier, more spacious and open concept where through interior solutions special attention is paid to interaction between employees and the social aspect which, as time has shown, is irreplaceable in the work and life of each individual.
A good part of today’s employees belongs to the so-called Generation Z, which does not recognize the traditional type of offices or seating, has different habits and expectations of space, and therefore new trends are increasingly focusing on the comfort of individuals.
For some companies it’s a new trend, yet most of the companies prefer business space made up of combination of formal and less formal units, enriched with details that improve the space, giving it positive energy and defining a creative environment as a stimulus for inspiration.
Once it was hard to imagine, yet today it is very likely that you will not have your one desk in the office, designated exclusively for you, but there will be informal spaces and meeting rooms that instead of classic conference tables and chairs have comfortable armchairs and sofas, while special cabins for private and business conversations have been in use for a while. Relaxation zones are carefully designed to meet the needs of employees, and materials and specially selected colour palettes will enrich each space and give it a final and unique stamp.