We spend one-third of our life – 90,000 hours over a lifetime – at work. Liking your job helps but loving your office environment has become almost as important. And, as more people are working remotely, a upgraded modern office space can be an effective employee recruitment tool.
New materials, high-end quality products, and renewable finishes are expected in today’s business surroundings, and might help entice a virtual workforce at home back into the office. Buildings, lobbies, conference rooms, and elevators are getting makeovers, thanks to interior designers working alongside engineers to review blueprint renderings. Having an engaging workspace can impact your team’s productivity and wellbeing. After all, a happy employee usually means a productive employee, and an industrious worker will certainly impact a company’s bottom line.
We understand that life is not lived in just one single type of space; it takes many different spaces for people to grow and flourish. Just as cookie-cutter houses don’t do much to inspire a homeowner, monotonous office spaces don’t make for enthusiastic workers. The latest trend for work spaces is custom-fit office settings. This includes considering room temperature, room color, air quality, lighting, noise conditions — even plants! A recent study by Wired UK indicates adding plants to an office setting could lead to a boost of up to 15% in employee efficiency. All these elements affect work concentration, productivity and overall mental health.
Ultimately, what matters most in a 21st century office is individuality; a space that houses the unique needs and culture of the businesses and employees working within its footprint. As more companies start, relocate, grow or expand their business in Delaware, Capano Management will continue to focus on building and leasing office spaces with a distinctive style of their own… enough to make you want to go back to work in an office again.