31 Jan 2019 | Design Thinking

Trends in Workspace Design

Here are some trends in workplace design
This trend is catching up predominantly in the private and government sector organizations where open working environments are preferred over cubical work stations for easy access to colleagues, teams and cross-functional departments. It helps break the silos or hierarchy structure of working. It gives an open feel to the company which percolates down the as culture of the company which is open and transparent

Open working environment
This trend is catching up predominantly in the private and government sector organisations where open working environments are preferred over cubicle work stations for easy access to colleagues, teams and cross-functional departments. It helps break the silos or hierarchy structure of working. It gives an open feel to the company which percolates down the as culture of the company which is open and transparent.

Introduction of privacy pods and nooks
In open working environment there will always be a need for personal meetings and 1-to-1 confidential interactions. These kind of structures are good to have in any organisation be it private sector firms, government or PSU offices, where closed group meetings are critical for ideas and matters to be discussed at initial stages of any development.

These structures are also apt for focused working giving complete privacy to the user.

Distraction free collaborative work spaces
Team meetings, impromptu discussions, and projects on fast track which need work to happen at break-neck speed and processing information or exchange of ideas facilitating completion of tasks in critical timelines.  

Sit stand working units
It’s always good to take breaks during the 8-10 hour working hours and employees tend to forget to do so ending up developing chronic back-pains for life and also shoulder and neck aches regularly. This structure is perfectly suited for any and every organisation especially sectors which demand very minute detailing and analysis and number driven profiles, and similar profiles.

Colours that inspire
Godrej Interio is the only brand that offers the largest colour catalogue broadly segregated in four themes with over 7,000 options to choose from. The catalogue chart has been developed by a very well-known colour specialist in India, Latika Khosla, exclusively for Godrej Interio. The colours can be selected according to the nature of work or organisation. For eg in a creative agency, bright colours like red add to the vibrancy and enhance the creativity among employees. 

Multifunctional spaces
These structures or furniture are perfectly apt when spaces need to be optimised in more than one way whether for individual working or team meetings, presentations, or trainings. These structures are adopted more in case of high real estate costs and small organizations.