Agnieszka Niedzielska, Workplace Planning Manager
Division into zones is fundamental for modern office organization, as it provides the right conditions for concentration, communication and relaxation. So, in addition to open spaces, it is necessary to provide areas for meetings (from formal, taking place in conference rooms of various sizes, to spontaneous, informal areas), rooms for concentrated work or for brainstorming. The division of space does not need to be rigid. It can be obtained through the use of lightweight soft seating or phone booths that ensure phone call privacy.
Enormous emphasis is placed on ergonomics and functionality. Desks with height adjustment and chairs with adjustable lumbar support and backrest inclination are becoming the standard in modern office design. Acoustic solutions, such as desk or wall panels which significantly improve working conditions are also a must-have.
A modern office usually has bright, open workspaces. Simple colour combinations are dominant, eg. white combined with light wood and enlivened with the colours of fabrics or accessories, complemented by geometric, light forms of furniture.
A modern office also needs a practical canteen with a coffee machine, where employees can relax and have meals together. Cosy, home-like design will be the ideal choice there. Such places support team-building and improve work comfort, preventing burnout.