The Four Popular Office Design Styles You Should Consider

The office design styles and their popularity are different across countries. Many are well accepted universally. Whether they are contemporary or retro, each of them must have their elements embedded strongly into the design so the intended style can stand out clearly. Among these design styles, what are the four popular ones you should consider?

The Four Popular Office Design Styles

Industrial Style

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What Is a Breakout Area for Office?

What Is a Breakout Area for Office?
Quiet room, greenery corner, bistro style or a Star Wars theme breakout area supports different objectives. Photo by Michael Browning on Unsplash

A breakout area is an informal space in the office for employees to carried out activities, usually in a more relaxing setting. It is a comfortable space equipped with furniture and fittings that are usually different from the common working area so to create an ambience that is refreshing and stimulating to the users. Find out how stimuli in the workplace can affect work performance here.

Quiet room, greenery corner, bistro style or a Star Wars theme breakout area supports different objectives. Hence, the management should first identify what purpose they want the breakout area to serve before adopting the design, furniture, fittings, appliances and technologies (read: The Importance of Office Furniture). Generally, a breakout area is equipped with flexible furniture, writable wall, interactive flat panel, easily-accessible healthy food and located near to the windows for better natural lighting and outdoor scenery. Continue reading “What Is a Breakout Area for Office?”

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Personalizing Workplace Drives Employee’s Engagement

Personalizing Workplace for Better Employee's Engagement
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When we talk about personalizing workplace, what can you think of? A workstation full of plush toys, executive room with an indoor water fountain or an adjustable laptop desk? Yes, all these are considered personalized workplace/workstation. According to research, personalizing workplace can improve employee’s engagement and identity affirmation (source: Journal of Personnel Psychology [ERA 2015, 2018 Journal(s) Listed]). So, what are the easy-to-do workplace personalization? We are happy to share a few tips with you.

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The Importance of Office Lighting

The Importance of Office Lighting
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Workplace ergonomics includes lighting. An adequately illuminated office and workspace is inviting, motivating, aesthetically pleasing and offers plenty of other advantages. Hence, business owners should not ignore the importance of office lighting because eventually, the benefits will be translated into better productivity, workplace safety and healthier workforce.

What Is Poor Lighting?

Poor lighting refers to both under and over-illuminated environment, glare, incorrect contrast, poorly distributed light and flicker. Poorly-lit environment induces fatigue, headache, eye strain, neck, back and shoulder pain because employees are squinting and using bad postures to “see better”. It is the responsibility of business owners to eliminate all kinds of avoidable hazards and accidents in the workplace (read: Workplace Health Hazards). Continue reading “The Importance of Office Lighting”

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