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Why invest in office design?

Laura Nieto
Laura Nieto
4 min2024-02-01

Did you know that the design of your office is just as important as the services you offer? Imagine: what's the first impression your customers make when they walk through your office doors? So, yes, they want to meet welcoming staff, but they also pay particular attention to the furniture and cleanliness of the premises.

The same goes for your employees. The aim is to provide them with a workspace that is both functional and pleasant. When you, your staff and your customers enjoy a well-designed environment, it contributes to the success of your business.

Until now, many business owners have underestimated the benefits of redesigning their offices, often because of the costs and inconvenience associated with renovating existing workspaces. They are, however, unaware of the intangible benefits that can offset these inconveniences, and which can be effectively managed by calling on an external service provider, such as Deskeo - a major player offering serviced professional office rental solutions, as well as tailor-made professional space planning.

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A real impact on your employees

We often spend more time at work than at home. That's why it's essential to make the working environment as pleasant as possible. A well-designed, ergonomic work environment has a real impact on employees' physical comfort. Functional chairs, adjustable workstations and appropriate lighting help reduce back pain, eye strain and muscle tension. 

Think about organizing offices by defining zones dedicated to specific tasks. A judicious layout of office spaces improves the fluidity and efficiency of daily operations. For example, collaboration zones or relaxation areas stimulate exchanges and creativity, while zones reserved for individual work encourage concentration.

A well-designed office environment can also reduce distractions. Adequate sound insulation, well-designed offices and a calm working atmosphere enable employees to concentrate more on their tasks without being disturbed by external noise or frequent interruptions. 

In addition to improving well-being and productivity, attractive office design also promotes employee loyalty. Offices that offer a comfortable, stimulating and aesthetically pleasing environment can reinforce employees' sense of belonging to the company. 

A key role in recruiting new talent

Your office design can have a significant impact on your ability to attract new talent. A well-designed, attractive workspace can act as a silent selling point when recruiting. Potential candidates are often sensitive to the environment in which they might be working. Modern, ergonomic and welcoming offices give a positive impression of your company and can positively influence candidates' decision to join your team.

What's more, thoughtful office design can reflect your company's culture and values. Dynamic workspaces, inspiring collaboration zones and innovative design can send a strong message about your commitment to employee well-being and to fostering a stimulating working environment. These aspects can prove decisive in attracting talented candidates who are looking not only for a job, but also for a corporate culture aligned with their values and career aspirations.

Flexibility at the heart of the organization

The layout of your offices is much more than a simple arrangement of space. It's an essential lever for adapting to the constant changes in the modern business world. Flexibility in workspace design has become a necessity, responding to the changing needs of companies and their employees. Modular environments stimulate innovation and creativity, offering remarkable adaptability in response to constant market changes.

Imagine a modular office layout, where movable partitions and flexible furniture enable rapid, efficient reorganization according to current requirements. This agility in the distribution of space adapts harmoniously to new organizational needs, offering a fluid, responsive solution.

What's more, the creation of multi-functional zones within these spaces encourages versatile use. These multi-purpose zones can be adapted to a variety of needs, favoring team meetings, brainstorming sessions or moments of individual concentration. This versatility makes it easy to adapt to organizational changes, guaranteeing increased productivity and optimum efficiency within the company.

Modern technological tools are also valuable allies for cross-border collaboration and remote working. Professional office design offers the opportunity to bring these technological tools up to date, signalling to your employees and customers that your company is adapting and evolving in the ever-changing digital world.

A vehicle for your identity

Your company reflects your identity, and vice versa. Your workspace communicates an image that represents you. The state of your offices conveys a message and can influence your customers' perceptions. For example, a cluttered space can be perceived as unprofessional, even if your personal presentation is well-groomed.

Every company has its own story to tell. If your company embodies innovation, your workspace should reflect this dynamic. A modern, uncluttered office bathed in light conveys enthusiasm and innovation. When your customers walk through your doors, they should feel the positive energy emanating from your workspace.

Every detail of your workplace, from the furniture to the paintings on the walls, helps to tell your company's story, attracting your customers. A compelling story can boost your sales, while a poor impression can drive them to your competitors.

Creating a real brand image

Your office design illustrates that branding isn't just for customers. By making your workplace a place of pride for all, you'll have a team fully committed to the company's mission.

Take a look at one of Deskeo's recent projects with Edgar Avocat. The firm was looking for a partner capable of designing offices that reflected the company's image, combining modernity, elegance and organizational efficiency. Challenge met!

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