There’s a lot of discussion about the open office and whether it really helps you be more productive in a work environment. In a collaborative situation, it’s easy to see that having easier access to your colleagues could lead to better project collaboration and communication with the team. At the same time, if you need a lot of quiet concentration to get the job done, the open office plan may not be your first choice for an office environment. Continue reading
This is a guest post by Bridget Willard at Riggins Construction & Management, Inc.
You’re the next big thing. You have an idea. You’ve formed a team, built the app, and started your Indiegogo campaign. Seriously, you’re the next desktop 3-D printer. But you need an office. Your parents need their garage back.
Finding a turnkey office space is always an option and there are tons of spaces out there that are set up and waiting for you to move in and collect your rent. But what if you want some place that reflects you? Your brand? Your Style? Your charisma? Can you redesign the space to make it more collaborative?
Selecting the right paint for your office walls can be just as important as selecting the right employees. The effect paint has on the environment of your office is huge and this also tends to influence how productive your workers are. According to research by the University of Hawaii at Hilo, visual elements which include colors in an office building can affect employee’s behavior, levels of productivity and attitudes in the work place. The ambiance in an office is by far one of the most influential factors in employee’s productivity. Colors can be very crucial in setting the right atmosphere for workers to feel comfortable and relaxed. After all, the main strategy in developing employee’s motivation is creating a good atmosphere.