BOOST YOUR PRODUCTIVITY
Alex Cutler says: “Interior t-outs of new commercial spaces happen frequently, so there is masses of opportunity to in uence how people work, it doesn’t require a fancy new building.” Heres some ideas: Provide natural light and wellplanned task lighting. Of ces need lighting that counters monitor light. Also, well-lit areas should allow for healthy deskwriting, bulletin-board reading and bookshelf scanning. Keep it well organised. Chaotic spaces can be stressful to work in, and eat up of ce time as people search for resources that should be at their ngertips. Provide well-designed shelving and ling systems, as well as storage to keep less wellused things completely out of walkways and sightlines. Give tired eyes a resting place. Have plants, artwork or a window view to help reduce strained eyes that should not stare at a computer screen all day. Have a quiet space. Working without time out leads to burn out. Having somewhere quiet to gather your thoughts while you grab a breather will de nitely lead to more creative and productive thought throughout the day. Keep technology in check. Cabling should be minimal, and well concealed to prevent tripping, clutter and potential damage to equipment. Provide working spaces away from screens to ensure creative thinking that is not just twodimensional. Create comfortable kitchens, dining areas and other informal spaces. This is where a lot of the most valuable ideas happen. Allow people to own their space. Design of ce space so that workers can customise it. Keep it fresh. Provide a little change from season to season, even if it is just in decorations and plants, this stops people feeling like they are in some sort of professional time warp.