The past decade has seen an increase in the popularity of informal spaces in offices all across Sydney.
Informality has been one of the reactions to the stale, traditional office that has been around for far too long. Thankfully, that’s changing as businesses see the benefits of more dynamic spaces.
Meeting areas are one facet of the office that have been starved of attention for years. However, informal meeting spaces are on the rise.
Here are a few reasons as to why your business should consider informal meeting spaces for your Sydney office fit-out.
More Comfortable for Employees
Informal meeting areas are physically more comfortable for your staff.
Whilst for many people, informal meeting spaces and work areas may conjure up images of beanbags, cushions and colourful stools, this isn’t really the case.
The most functional informal meeting areas will have a degree of comfort but will remain true to their purpose.
Moreover, this comfort helps to reduce any stress that employees (often) feel about attending the meeting rooms in the office.
And when your staff are comfortable, they’ll be more attentive and happier.
Better Creativity and Concentration
The traditional meeting room, with neutral colours and a stock-standard table and chairs is a creativity killer.
More businesses are beginning to realise this, which is one of the reasons that informal meeting areas have become so popular.
Gathering your staff in a vibrant space, with unconventional seating and a dynamic layout will boost the creativity and engagement of workers.
There’s nothing worse than meetings where staff are struggling to concentrate, and information is passing in one ear and out the other.
Avoid this, and aide the generation of new ideas by implementing informal meeting spaces during your Sydney office fit-out.
Integrated with Technology
Upgrading your meeting spaces is also a chance to integrate more useful and current technology.
For example, ensure the capability for video calls in all of your meeting spaces. In the current climate and going forward, this is more important than ever.
The ability to connect with people in other parts of your business, interstate colleages or clients in real time is imperative.
Therefore, don’t skimp on technology. Ensure it’s implemented into your Sydney office fit-out, and your business will benefit greatly.
It’s All About the Design
Informal meeting areas will tend to be more vibrant, open and less ‘traditional’.
This means integrating a variety of colours and materials into the space, which will also boost creativity, as we mentioned earlier.
However, you can get it wrong.
If your informal meeting areas are too casual, they’ll lose any semblance of functionality, meaning they’ll be counterproductive.
This is not a desirable result for your business. Therefore, it’s essential you hire a professional Sydney office fit-out and design company to handle this for you.
At Niche Projects, we’ll help you find the perfect balance through experienced and skilled design, meaning the best result for your business.
To discuss informal meeting areas for your office, or your Sydney office fit-out project, get in touch with Niche Projects here.