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ITS TIME TO RETHINK THE TRADITIONAL OFFICE ENVIRONMENT

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Studies continuously prove aesthetically pleasing offices help with productivity and serve a direct reflection on the company’s culture. Research done out of Harvard Business School states the best way to encourage creativity at work is to rethink traditional office norms. Some of the nation’s top companies are increasingly being praised for innovative work environments, and their high standard products might prove this technique is working – looking at you, Google and Facebook.

Here at DEVENEY, we see these trends and grabbed on. Here are some of the aspects of the office environment DEVENEY utilizes to continue producing the best work for over 20 years.

1. Set the meeting mood.

Employers can use design techniques in meeting spaces to generate moods corresponding the meeting purposes. DEVENEY has named meeting spaces, such as Joy and Strategy, to encourage productivity in client and office meetings.

2. Collaborate with Co-workers.

The open office environment is becoming increasingly popular after some encouragement from our friends in Silicon Valley. DEVENEY utilizes a newsroom office space, were several desks are stationed in a large room with no barriers, to foster collaboration and teamwork. (Bonus: This makes coordinating lunch plans much easier).

3. Enjoy the work environment.

Employers should celebrate their employees. DEVENEY hosts an end of the week celebration, where employee’s cheers to a hard week’s work with cocktails and snacks. Even something as simple as having a nice coffee machine and providing a variety of K-Cups can boost the morale (and energy level) in any office environment.

It’s high time to say goodbye to grey walls and cubicle labyrinth. Great work starts with happy employees and these simple investments can lead to increased productivity and more creativity in a company’s services.

What does your office do that promotes productivity and creativity? Share your ideas with us by tweeting @DEVENEYnola using the #DEVchat hashtag.

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