How furniture design can entice workers back into your workspace.
While flexible working patterns have become a saviour in many ways for employees, the
benefits of remote working have become just a bit too appealing. For businesses, it can be
quite a push to get employees back into the office.
With a third of employees stating that they’d quit if asked to return to the office on a full-
time basis, the struggle is real. There’s no replacement for real life collaboration and in-
person interaction, so it’s become quite the tug-of-war to gain some control of flexibility
patterns whilst ensuring that the workforce retain a high level of job satisfaction.
Entice your team back with an office design that they can’t resist being a part of.
First word of advice; ditch the traditional office layout and bring your workspace to life by
transforming the environment into one that is more human-centric, agile and
While you absolutely-do-not-need any construction work or a massive refurb, the structure of your office design needs to cater for every employee and their individual requirements.
That means a variety of individualised spaces so employees can choose where they want to
work throughout the day.
furniture for creating smaller spaces where building office partitions might be challenging.
While the remaining workforce are hard at work, office pods can be used for collaboration,
work where soundproofing is essential.
collaborative benches equipped with power so that staff can move freely around the office.
Flexibility equates to freedom, so providing an array of agile furniture choices eliminates
that humdrum ‘office feeling’. Turn the daily grind into a riveting lifestyle that exhilarates any
Human beings are social creatures (whether they choose to believe it or not!) and benefit
greatly from interaction.
Breakout areas are great for enticing your team back to work as they provide a bit of
escapism, a good natter and a soothing cuppa! (Something stronger after hours, perhaps!)
A breakout area is the one place that allows you artistic license, so dare yourself to be bold
and incorporate bright colours and eye-catching prints to bring tired walls to life!
With noise being one of the biggest stress-triggers in an office, soundproofing is a must.
acoustic pods. They’ll allow your workforce to block the world out for a while and relax in a
mini haven of tranquillity. If you want something quirky yet functional, try a soundproofed
design feature that can bring new life to open spaces.
Look after the wellbeing of your workforce and the rest will follow.
If you’re looking to replicate the comfort associated with remote working, you might think
you’ve got a tough task ahead.
You haven’t! Office furniture has come on leaps and bounds, and Resimercial furniture that
takes inspiration from the home, has become quite the trend thanks to the evolution of
flexible working. Ergonomic chairs provide optimal comfort whilst keeping aches and pains
at bay, while collaboration or breakout areas can benefit from beautifully crafted armchairs
and sofas that employees can simply sink into.
Incorporate height adjustable standing desks for moments when workloads are high.
They’re a great way of adjusting body positions after being sedentary for long periods of
Top tip! Allow natural light to flow where possible, incorporate biophilia to your hearts
content! The more homely the office feels, the more enticing it’ll be to your team.
Have we tempted you?
We hope so! Investing in attractive and functional office furniture is highly cost effective.
You’re choosing quality over quantity and making smart choices.
A well-planned and intelligent workspace will promote creativity, collaboration and wellbeing, and it’s the greatest option for getting your workforce back into the office.
Struggling to get your workforce back? Let the team at FluidSpace help and its child’s play!
We’d love to hear from you, so please get in touch.