The way your workplace is designed has a significant impact on a number of things. One of the most significant components of a successful business is relationships… and believe it or not, your workplace is affecting them, either positively or negatively. Here’s how to design a Sydney office to foster better relationships.
Collaboration is a critical tool in every office. It’s during this process that your people will be able to innovate and create, coming up with new ideas as a team. This may be a one-on-one or a team setting. Whatever works best for your business needs to be encouraged and facilitated as much as possible. Without effective collaboration, relationships and your business will suffer.
To effectively collaborate, you need the right spaces. Traditional meeting rooms are stuffy, uninspiring, and frankly, outdated. These days, an expert office design company in Sydney can help you create a truly engaging space, with the right tech and layout. When we apply the science of design to your collaborative spaces, your people and your business will thrive.
Communication is the foundation of every good working relationship. Actually, any relationship! Without good communication, relationships will be doomed to suffer. Poor communication creates confusion, resentment, a lack of understanding, and much more. On the other hand, good communication is conducive to happiness, less stress, and a more productive relationship… which is absolutely essential in the workplace.
Quality office design can have a significant impact on communication. It can encourage better communication between employees while ensuring that people aren’t feeling exposed. For example, allowing employees to have individual partitioned working spaces, while also providing areas for open conversation between your people.
On the other hand, poor design can isolate your people from one another. That will inevitably result in poor quality communication, and therefore, a breakdown in the relationships between your workers. The run-on effect is going be less productive staff, very poor collaborative efforts and an overall drop in efficiency.
If you want to improve relationships in your office, you absolutely must address the effect your Sydney office fit-out is having on communication. At Niche Projects, we specialise in creating exceptional working environments for a range of different business types. Big office or small office, we’ll craft a design that improves communication and relationships.
Prioritise employee wellbeing
Happier, less stressed workers will build better relationships with one another. In fact, studies have shown that happier employees do indeed enjoy better relationships with colleagues. What’s more, your Sydney office design can have a profound effect on the well-being and therefore, the happiness of your employees.
Certain elements like natural light, plants, quiet working spaces and the right colours can have a wonderful effect on your employees. All these elements will help to reduce stress while at work, boost productivity, and make it more enjoyable to spend time in the office. And when your people enjoy these benefits, they’ll interact more positively with one another.
What’s more, we all know that happier employees are more productive.
At Niche Projects, we’ve worked with many office-based businesses to optimise their workspace for employee wellbeing. Many have engaged us to improve relationships in the workplace, and by prioritising employee wellbeing, we were able to help with this. If you’re looking for ways to create an office that promotes well-being and better relationships, we can help.
Find a flexible balance
You probably have employees who work from home. While there are plenty of benefits that come with this, for you and the employees, they may become isolated. If that begins to happen, relationships between employees and employees and management can be impacted. Therefore, finding the right balance is really important.
Balance may look different from business to business… and even employee to employee. For example, in your office, three days in the office and two at home may work well. This allows enough time for workers to interact with each other while providing enough time out of the office. Some people may prefer to spend more time in the office, or at home.
Ideally, you’ll be able to work with your employees to compromise, while ensuring that the relationships between employees, and management, don’t suffer.
Need Sydney office design?
If you’re looking for an office environment that builds relationships and fosters productivity, you need to work with an expert office design company in Sydney. At Niche Projects, we’d love to help you achieve your goals. Get in touch with us today.