Today’s changing workforce is revamping the traditional office environment. Office décor trends are focusing on more efficient, open and greener spaces.
Corporations are no longer installing rows upon rows of bland, isolated cubicles. With the traditional nine-to-five work schedule morphing into flexible hours and telecommuting, the traditional office setting is changing. The trend is to create an open, freeform space where employees work wherever they want. Comfy sofas, chairs and large tables give them ample room to work or hold a meeting, creating a new conference room or personal work space trend.
Adopt a Clutter-Free Work Environment
While Baby Boomers may appreciate privacy, Millennials enjoy sharing their space and working on the go. They are accustomed to working from anywhere on their laptops, tablets or phones. Today’s employees view a relaxed, open environment with plenty of natural light and green space as conducive to their productivity. Freeform spaces allow workers to move from area to area and change up the rhythm of their day. This type of layout greatly reduces corporate burn-out.
The way we work is changing and companies are taking note. Fabric-covered cubicle walls are giving way to living plant dividers, separating multi-person workstations. The emphasis is on teamwork. Individual offices are becoming smaller, more efficient work areas built for one-on-one interaction. With documents now stored on cloud drives, filing cabinets are replaced by cleaner, mess-free surfaces. Companies are adopting the idea that a clutter-free environment yields a tranquil atmosphere for their employees.
Let a New PlaqueMaker Sign Point the Way
Open areas still need structure. Directional signs and office name plates continue to help visitors and new employees find their way around. New workplace designs are incorporating a variety of different materials in creating these traditional elements. Aluminum, copper or etched glass add a sleek, industrial look when used for office nameplates and corporate signs. For a warmer interior design with plenty of natural light and greenery, different wood options like oak, cherry and bamboo can be used for nameplates, patent award plaques or coasters. A typical design for technology offices often uses bright colors, open spaces and unique, fun interiors. Plastic Facebook business signs with QR codes fit perfectly with the lively interior.
PlaqueMaker Can Help Stretch Corporate Design Budgets
One of the goals of a functional, efficient office design is that it energizes employee productivity. Whether you like a traditional or contemporary setting, PlaqueMaker has a product that will fit your décor. Our easy-to-use online design tools help you customize the items you want. Each order includes one free logo, photo or clip art with no set-up fees and no character limit. Once your request is submitted, our staff of designers will review it to make sure it is ready for production. A design proof, along with a quote, will be emailed to you within one business day. Your order will ship from our warehouse two days after you approve your final design. PlaqueMaker offers bulk discount ordering to help you stretch your corporate design budget.