Work – life balance in office design
Work – life balance – a balance between work and life is the factor that have been paid attention by companies nowadays, helping employees achieve the best work performance by offering an inspiring workspace and energy source for employees.
With the mission of creating an effective workspace, helping to find a balance of life for each client’s office, ADP office interior design company has been constantly creative to bringing in a staff-centered inspiring workspace so as to improve business performance. Through observation, research and practice, ADP has had an opportunity to successfully construct offices, creating many ideal working environments for employees.
The traditional office model has been gradually replaced by an open space model. The open office trend is designed not to split space, but allocate more common space, discussion area and teamwork area to increase interaction among employees. Common space areas are the center in office design, focusing on design and decoration to increase the inspiration for employees. The working area is generally arranged and there is no separation between staff and boss, to create a feeling of closeness and openness.
Discussion area at 3M’s office is inspired by the idea of an outdoor park
With the 3M’s office design project, the space is arranged with open work areas and interactive discussion points throughout the office. An ideal working environment is where employees can comfortably exchange the work, satisfy needs as well as inspire through the design. The offices designed by ADP such as 3M or Axon, Keppel Land have a common point in design which is the openness and airiness in the space by placing the center and investing in common areas to encourage interactions. Besides, meeting rooms or discussion rooms can use glass walls to see through.
Open design model at 3M’s office
The common space is also being paid attention in providing a better experience for employees at the company. The Shopee office is a good example of creating a diverse common space. The large pantry, with dining area, bar and discussion area occupying large space, is designed youthfully and creatively with gaudy brand color. Small spaces such as reading rooms and resting rooms are also arranged throughout the office.
Diverse common spaces at Shopee
In addition, spaces such as reading rooms, dining rooms, and entertainment rooms are also include in the workspace. Smartly-designed minimal reading rooms can be found at the offices of Axon and Worldquant or entertainment area with billiard table at the offices of Keppel Land and Porsche. Even to encourage aesthetic activities, 3M office is also designed with a Gym area with a full range of training machines for employees.
A creative corner at the Axon’s office