The Most Common, Yet Avoidable Mistakes Made When Designing a New Workplace: Part 2

Posted by: Natassja Wynhorst
Category: Fit-Out Planning

Last week we began to divulge into the four most common mistakes that are seen and can be avoided when designing a new workplace. Now we have addressed the importance of listening to your employees’ needs, let’s discuss further into the second most commonly seen mistake: Gimmicks.

Too many gimmicks

Too many Gimmicks

Within the workforce, there has been a big focus on Millennials entering each industry and the competition each business is facing to attract and retain them. Because of this, it may appear that incorporating design trends like slides, game rooms and chill-out zones are essential to staying competitive. Yet, too many of these are not as appealing as first thought.

Simply because one organisation attracts their demographic of employees through the use of having a slide within the office, it does not mean it will work for everyone. For example, while the slide may work at the Lego office in Denmark, there is not a slide insight in the ‘Most Popular Offices of 2017,’ from Office Snapshots. Instead, the main standouts are the open and collaborative spaces, colour and utilisation of flora.

Wurkspace 7 highly recommends not to implement elements simply because they are on trend, and instead to ensure that all the design features tie in with the overall design concept and organisational values.

Have you got a list of ideas of what you would like to include in your next space? It’s best not to over do it. Contact Wurkspace 7 today and receive complimentary guidance on which elements will work for your business. Contact Wurkspace 7 today and receive complimentary guidance on which elements will work for your business.

by Natassja Wynhorst