A brand-new office fitout is always a large investment, so you want to make sure it will stand the test of time. It’s important to factor in the future needs of your business and make sure your fitout can easily adapt and grow to suit those changes. If you don’t look into the future, the chances are you’ll need fitout services again sooner rather than later. So, to get the most out of your office, it should be future proofed, and to achieve this, here are a few office design considerations you should consider.
4 Office Design Considerations to Future Proof Your Office
Growing Number of Staff
One of the most common reasons businesses seek out a new fitout is because more employees are joining the business. The layout may need to be changed and new office desks put in to make way for new people.
If you’re on track to grow your business, make room for that change ahead of time by incorporating a layout and office furniture to suit more people than you currently have. That way, everything will be ready to go when it’s time to hire someone new, and you won’t be scrambling last minute when you need a new set of hands ASAP.
When you look at how technology has changed offices throughout history, you can’t deny that a new piece of technology that will forever change how we work could be just over the horizon. To ensure you don’t get left behind, businesses should implement the latest technology seen in offices today.
Bring your business into the 21st century by designing a fitout around the very latest technology. This may include creating a boardroom with HD presentation equipment, including interactive whiteboards into the office or making room for multiple computer screens to sit on each employee’s desk.
There are many ways you can make your office more flexible and adaptable to suit different working styles and changes in the workplace. For example, you could include moveable walls and partitions in your design.
Perhaps when you started out in business, two departments were equal in size however over time, one has grown far larger than the other due to shifting priorities. In cases like this, moveable walls and partitions are ideal to segment departments easily when business priorities change.
Adjustable furniture is another must which can help with promoting interaction and breaking down private office barriers.
To further enhance flexibility, you will also need to keep staff who work remotely in mind, ensuring they are seamlessly connected to office systems and have the ability to work from anywhere, now and into the future.
Trends in interior design tend to change drastically over time, so if you want to make sure your office will still be stylish for decades to come, stick with a simple base for your interior design that can then be built upon with artwork and design elements to ensure your office is always current.
By sticking with neutral colours for your walls and floor and only updating decorative elements in a room as the years roll on, you save time, money and effort in the long run.
A Fitout That Will Stand the Test of Time
Who better to turn to for the perfect fitout for your business now and into the future than the commercial fitouts Brisbane team from Future Fitouts? We can ensure all office design considerations are taken into account when developing your future proofed office design and we always deliver an outcome that exceeds your expectations. Get in touch with us on 1300 368 461 and we will be more than happy to discuss how you can work future proof office design considerations into your next fitout.