In early 2020, we looked at the office trends for the year, with collaborative office furniture, flexible workspaces and human-centric designs looking to be accelerated. But one major trend that took over the year was, of course, the global pandemic. Here we take a look at the before and after of office designs around COVID-19 to see how things are changing in the workplace.
All posts by Lyndsay Carling
No matter where you are in the world, chances are you’ll be having to adapt your life around COVID-19. Lockdowns may differ, but we’re all having to adhere to certain guidelines, with many switching to working from home either temporarily or permanently. But how can we prepare for getting back to the office? And should we get over our fear of returning to normal? Office furniture supplier, we think it’s certainly possible.
2020 shook us all, with a pandemic that turned our working world upside down. The way that we all do business, as well as how our workplaces look, has changed dramatically and will continue to change as we adapt to this new way of working. Employers have had to shift to an office design that accommodates social distancing, but they’re also bringing in new office perks to help make the transition back to the office more inviting and better for employees’ mental health and wellness as well as productivity. Let’s take a look at what some of these new 2021 office trends will look like. Read More
It’s uplifting and positive to see more and more companies improving work-life balance and putting more effort into creating socialised spaces for their employees. One way companies are helping to improve staff wellbeing is by creating a chilled office relaxation room. Stuck on ideas? Here are our top picks to incorporate into your office interior design.
Breakout areas are a growing office trend over the years as workplaces push for more open-plan office dynamics and focus more on employee wellbeing. The initial idea of a breakout area was to provide more communal settings to encourage team-building, to improve group work and to utilise workspace more efficiently. Now in a post-COVID world, breakout areas are providing benefits we’ve never really thought of before.
After more than three months of lockdown, the world is finally starting to reopen. Shops are trading once again and people can finally get a haircut, next to return are the office workers. In many ways, the traditional office is going to undergo some of the most extreme changes. Business owners will have to find the perfect balance between allowing people to do their jobs efficiently, whilst keeping them safe and the surroundings clean. Read More
As the world looks to try and return to some resemblance of normal, something that will be on a lot of office workers’ minds is how workplaces will be made sanitary. Employers will have an obligation to their staff to make offices safe and to drastically reduce the risk of transmitting infections between people through improved office hygiene.
Fortunately it can be quite easy to put these measures in place. All it takes is a bit of logical thinking, gentle encouragement and the cooperation of all involved. Here’s a few ideas on how you can tweak your office design from the experts at Diamond Interiors… Read More
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down, especially when it comes to how and where people do their jobs.
Eventually, no one can say for certain, things will try to go back to some resemblance of normal. But the thing is, they won’t ever be quite the same. The way we work in offices is going to change dramatically, but how? We take a look at our predictions for how workplaces will need to adapt for a post-COVID-19 future. Read More
Office hygiene is of utmost importance on any given day, but unfortunately, employers often lose grasp of it as their focus continually shifts and they prioritise other policies. Improving and maintaining office hygiene (especially when managing a lot of employees) can be challenging. We can often forget about cleanliness when we’re busy in meetings, managing and chasing emails, but we’ve compiled a helpful guide on how to help hygiene in the workplace. Read More
As we say goodbye to winter, people are gearing up for the spring clean. And your office environment should be no exception. If your office is looking a little tiresome and you’ve become a little complacent during the winter slump, now could be the perfect time to revitalise and bring a new lease of life into your office. We look at the top office design trends of 2020 to give you fresh inspiration and to help your employees have a spring in their step.