Welcome To The Workplayce & Impress Your Customers Clients To Grow Business: Alacritys
18 January 2016
At Alacritys we don't just design offices for today, we optimize space for the future.
We know what's around the corner for the workplace and use this expertise to create flexible and effective office environments for present and future workers. By creating office spaces that encourage collaboration, inspire creativity and allow for concentration, different generations can work together happily and productively.
In a nutshell, we design spaces that make a real difference to our clients' businesses.
With offices in Pune, Mumbai, our teams know all there is to know about workplace planning, from office interiors, design and office fit-out to furniture. We make partnership with top furniture makers from India & outside India as per requirement which means we can provide the latest in office furniture. If you want to optimize your space and create an effective working environment that's built to last get in touch today.
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OFFICE DESIGN CAN REDUCE STRESS
A healthy, happy workforce is vital to running a successful business and, while work stress is inevitable at some points, nobody wants to think that their staff is unhappy.
Work Design Magazine recently spoke to the author of 'The Healthy Workplace' about how mindfulness meditation is being embraced by more and more businesses like Google, Apple and Facebook. Taking its inspiration from Buddhist meditation, it focuses on concentration and contemplation.
Many larger businesses, including the World Bank, are incorporating meditation rooms into their offices. Obviously, a lot of smaller businesses won't have the space or resources to be able to offer this, but there are other ways that you can make a positive impact on the wellbeing of your staff.
While an office fit out or refurbishment can be stressful in itself (luckily, we looked at a few ways that you can make your fit out stress-free), redesigning the layout of your office and introducing some new office design techniques, could actually reduce stress levels in the workplace.
The Privacy Crisis survey, commissioned by office furniture makers, Steelcase, found that 84% of workers felt their work environment didn't allow them to concentrate easily, express ideas freely, work in teams without interruption, or choose where to work based on the task at hand. Their suggestion was to find a balance between an open and closed office design.
THE STRESS-LESS WORKSPACE
The Steelcase research and the World Green Building Council’s report both reached the same conclusions, highlighting some key strategies for improving wellbeing and reducing office stress levels.
- Customize areas to their use
Every space should be designed to suit the way that people use it. Allow your staff the choice to work on their own, in peace, behind a closed door, or in the open, socializing and sharing ideas.
- Give plenty of light
Using more glass in the work environment opens up the space, gives much-needed natural light and removes any perceived barriers between departments.
- Provide communal spaces
Open, social areas will encourage collaboration and chance encounters, as well as fostering a less formal and more relaxed approach to work. Of course, you’ll always need more formal spaces too.
- Encourage activity
We've already looked at the importance of keeping your staff fit and active in the workplace. But global architecture firm, NBBJ, have imagined an office built with physical fitness in mind. You can take a bike path right to your desk and, rather than stairs or lifts, the entire space is built on an incline to reduce division between floors and make the walk between desks a little more energetic.
- Add a bit of green
The benefits of the humble office pot plant have long been debated, but recently the concept has found new life in the scientific theory of biophilia, as mentioned in the World Green Building Council's report. It's the concept that humans have an instinctive bond with other living things.