We spend about 40% of our time at work; It is essential to seek and create the most pleasant environments possible and spaces that produce well-being. Today in Interior Solutions we talk about the transformation of new spaces and work environments.
The new concept of “work environments” has come to our country to stay and we are going to tell you about the latest trends.
THE NEW WORKSPACES
The latest design trends in the planning of work environments are measured by the needs of the workers and the company and are no longer only aspects that concern consultants and interior design and architecture studios.
Both industrial suppliers and construction companies are already an indispensable part of a phenomenon that is booming and does not stop evolving since, “in less than a decade many of the companies have made the well-being of their workers a fundamental part of their work philosophy ”points out the Director of Vía Construcción, José G. Osorio.
ENVIRONMENTS AND WORKSPACES
The office today is still linked to a preconceived image in our subconscious, trying to involve the elements that make up the space, visualizing the project on another scale, changing the rules of the game so to speak, since “The trend of the new workspaces are progressing more and more towards a fast track model with increasingly dynamic environments that encourage interaction between workers ”, says Eduardo Santos, CEO of SVD & Partners.
What is clear is that it is necessary to detect the needs of each client and help them achieve their objectives by understanding the design of their space as a tool of their work.
So much so that, just as in residential architecture, each room provides a response and solution to a different need, today exactly the same thing must happen in workspaces.
Before, architecture itself was the one that defined the spaces and uses of work office spaces, until the Open Space appeared.
But today there are many more spaces involved, starting from the most tangible such as furniture and vegetation, as well as less visible ones such as lighting or technology.
The quality of the environments in the new workspaces, together with the commitment to the “open space” must be accompanied by good management of noise and ventilation.
But from time to time you have to break with small meeting spaces or offices and informal rooms, which break up those endless spaces of the “open space” in order to make them more welcoming.
THE FURNITURE, OBJECT BY TOOL
Furniture is no longer an object but one more tool when it comes to working.
More and more it becomes an essential and integrating part of the workers since in a diaphanous space it allows people to socialize, collaborate and get better involved, or also on the contrary to privatize, since the furniture separates fans to absorb the noise of conversations or contribute meeting points, achieving a more efficient relationship between furniture and people.
VEGETATION, PART OF THE FURNITURE
Incorporating nature into workspaces through small “green spaces” is essential when it comes to wanting general well-being and promoting sustainability.
It is true that corporate architecture is increasingly gaining prominence, but it is essential today to incorporate landscaping as it makes outdoor spaces even more important than the building itself on some occasions.
How light and vegetation enter the interior of the work area greatly influence the comfort and motivation of the workers.
It is not about going crazy and creating a garden; we are talking about fleeing the “false biophilia” of artificial vegetation.
HEALTHY WORK ENVIRONMENTS
As we have said before, we spend around 40% of our time working and doing it in a warm and welcoming place and an environment that produces well-being is essential when it comes to our performance.
It is also proven that more than 70% of workers value that the company they work for is sustainable.
The interest in trying to create a space with natural and optimal light, with an ideal temperature and ventilation, and with good acoustic comfort is on the rise and growing
We all know that the greatest cost for a company is its workers, therefore, investing in them will be a benefit in the medium-long term.
The way of working has changed, it has evolved, in such a way that people were previously considered tools, and today the employee experience is a fundamental part, points out Bárbara Recio, head of Workplace Strategy at Savills Aguirre Newman, who highlights three environments, the physical, the technological and the cultural.
But to innovate in all of the above, it must also be done in communication, since as has always been saying, “what is not communicated does not exist.”
Any spatial change must come hand in hand with a deeper transformation, since in the end, your space, your work environment is the main marketing tool of a company.
Because the office is no longer just a place to go to work, but a fundamental part of a business strategy.
We hope that our article on new spaces and work environments has surprised you. At Interior Solutions we are specialists in the design and equipment of professional spaces. Contact us by writing to INFO@INTERIORSOLUTIONS.CA or by calling +1 905 814 7800 we will be happy to help you.