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Big companies pour thousands of dollars into each square metre of space during an office fit out, hiring designers, architects, project managers, and builders to piece together the perfect environment for their brand and their people. But when the aim of business is to remain competitive, is it really worth it?

1. Your employees will feel valued and appreciated

When you provide a beautiful space for your employees to work within each day, they will feel as though the company they are working for them values them, not just their customers, and wants them to feel happy despite a lack of return on investment for the business. Feeling valued and appreciated leads to higher levels of staff retention and a reduction of turnover, so if anything, the ROI is in fact there.

2. Aesthetics = Productivity

Various research has revealed the aesthetics of a workplace have a positive correlation to productivity, with everything from the artwork on the walls to natural light boosting efficiency and propelling employees to work smarter. The opportunity to look out the window at varying long-distance viewpoints reduces fatigue and headaches due to refocusing of vision, which lowers eye strain. If you’ve been keeping up to date with our blogs, you’ll know that nature and plants in the office generate positive cognitive responses and lower stress hormones, which is just another reason to put a little bit more thought into your office design.

3.The space reflects the business

Is your website professionally designed to give the user a beautiful and engaging experience? Have you hired a team of young, innovative workers who are bursting with entrepreneurial ideas? The space in which you work should reflect the type of business you are, and so if you want to encourage innovation, you should represent innovation as a business.

4. Designing for sustainability

Improving your office design and office fit out, not only in terms of aesthetics but also when it comes to planning for sustainability, will make a huge positive impact on your business long-term. Using long-lasting business materials, making sustainable decisions in lighting and fixtures and designing for minimal waste are all short-term costs that will have long-lasting benefits for both your business and your team.

When it comes to designing your office, it can be difficult to know where to draw the line between cost and design. At InOne Projects, we endeavour to bring you the best cost-effective solution for your space while incorporating elements of design that are sure to have these benefits. Whether it’s a little extra effort to install a green wall or ensuring you use the space effectively to harness natural light, our design and construction team have the knowledge and experience to achieve the office you need. If you’re looking at planning for your next project, get in touch with us here.

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