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Encouraging satisfaction and sustainable productivity

Open your mind to half a dozen innovative ideas that transform the modern workplace experience.

A future-focused approach to office fitouts can place your business at an advantage. Office design parameters evolve as we learn more about what improves productivity and enables workplace satisfaction.

At Hub Interiors we know a flexible office is about intelligent, forward-thinking design—especially in an era where the everyday needs of a workplace can change in response to technology and societal circumstances.


Sitting, Standing, Lying: Embrace It All

Today’s office is not fixed. Whether in the field, at home, or moving through company premises, traditional desks are no longer de rigueur. Areas to lounge, stretch and even lie are as important as work station design.

Adaptability is the new norm. And while studies around sit-stand desks show an improvement on sedentary behaviour, their overall impact remains under scrutiny. Many choose to alternate sitting and standing.

Today’s office ergonomics address not just musculoskeletal benefits, but heart health, and cognitive function. Think beyond tradition: meetings don’t require boardrooms, and productive collaborations can take place anywhere.


Facilitate Remote and Flexible Work Arrangements

hybrid workforce is increasingly common with the pandemic opening the door to remote and flexible work arrangements. As a result, your office design needs to be compatible with easy workplace integrations.

Office tech is ever-changing, and should be a lead consideration rather than an afterthought. Remote and flexible work especially requires immediate, reliable access to new technologies from varied locations.

The design of a future flexible office is dominated by the needs of the team. True flexibility means differing work hours and schedules are easily accommodated. At heart, flexibility is about employee satisfaction.


Recognise the Art of Multi-Use Designs

Furniture and spaces that can adapt to changing needs are the hallmark of premium office flexibility. Office fitout designs of the future will essentially enable employees to move quickly and easily between functions.

As employees work through tasks, their needs change. By providing a dynamic array of workspace options, your team is empowered with the ability to choose the work setting best suited to present demands.

Viewing your office space as a flexible environment also makes it easier to design and integrate new wellness initiatives. When the function of a space is no longer fixed, areas are increasingly utilised.


Incorporate the Natural World

Studies show natural elements in the workspace impact productivity. Introducing biophilic design to the office improves office morale and mental health, as humans find peace and rejuvenation in the natural world.

Biophilic design is the future norm of flexible office aesthetics. Office interior designers now prioritise access to natural light and uses textures, shades and materials reminiscent of nature, while blending in living greenery.

Are you an environmentally sustainable, carbon positive practice? Now is the time to introduce environmentally aware business practices to your future flexible office. “Green” status influences branding, and recruitment.


Accommodate Intricacies of Company Needs

One design does not fit all. Creative workspace design is about strategic solutions at every stage. Optimising performance means analysing and facilitating a department’s needs at different project points.

From hot desks to quiet focus rooms, team spaces and informal collaborative zones, the aim is to incorporate adaptability and improve response parameters. Flexibility encompasses easy movement within the office.

Design strategies should also take into account that certain technologies suit specific departments. Soundproof rooms, digital screens, specialised workstations and online conferencing assist with high tech future flexibility.


Recognise Link Between Creativity and Wellness

At Hub Interiors, we excel at the art of engaging environments. Creativity, innovation, collaboration and productivity often rise in companies where health and wellbeing programs are considered integral to success.

With obvious links between employee retention and wellbeing benefits, smarter design that promotes wellness is a core component of future flexible offices. Tomorrow’s offices should connect, support, empower, and inspire.

From increased social spaces to improved amenities, alone areas, fitness opportunities and pet-friendly office fitouts, wellness will continue to develop in a workplace context. Flexibility can further integrated wellbeing.


Moving Forward

Questions to consider when evaluating workplace design:

·        Is remote and flexible worker performance hampered by the current set-up?

·        Is the present office model inhibiting wellness proposals?

·        Does your workplace include widely accessible tech-friendly features?

·        Is the design model truly dynamic and adaptable?

·        Is your office enhancing creative collaboration and productivity?

·        Are niche project needs easily met within current workspaces?

·        Does a one-size-fits-all office design dominate?

·        Do employees view the office as stark and unfriendly?

Embracing the flexible office of the future can involve detailed office renovations, or occur in incremental stages. As a Perth-based leader in office fitout companies, we deliver high-performing workplaces throughout Australia.

The Hub Interiors team understands superior commercial office fitouts improve workflow, wellbeing, and productivity. If you’d like to discuss ways to improve flexibility and performance, contact our team today.

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