Brisbane Office Fitouts: Design Tips to Boost Employee Productivity

Congratulations on acquiring your new office!

Right now, you’re probably thinking about which office fitouts in Brisbane will help stimulate your employees’ creativity and productivity. After all, a fantastic workspace can easily encourage employees to give it their all and stay loyal to your business. With that in mind, here are a few tips to help you design an office that your employees will love working in:


Order is everything

When ordering furniture, remember two things. First, order as early as possible to avoid pushing back the opening date of your new office due to late deliveries. Second, your furniture should match the branding of your company. Few things confuse employees (and clients) than calling yourself a modern company, but having classic, bulky furniture.

You can hit two birds with one stone by working with a trusted Brisbane office fitout company like Urban Group. This experienced fitout company will help you acquire appropriate furniture as well as design an efficient workspace.

What is that smell?

A foul odour does more than make noses wrinkle; it also distracts people from the task at hand. Make sure that your new office space smells heavenly and you’ll see your employees more focused on their jobs. The science behind this is briefly explained in the following excerpt from The Business Insider:

Aromatherapy probably isn’t the first tool you think of to help boost your productivity and grow your business, but maybe it should be. Smell is the strongest of the senses and is best able to influence brain activity. Olfactory bulbs are part of the limbic system and directly connect to the areas of the brain that process emotion and learning.

“This is one of the reasons why so often something that we smell will trigger a memory or remind us of something or someone,” says Beverley Hawkins, owner of the Vancouver-based West Coast Institute of Aromatherapy.

Essential oils not only help improve job performance but health, meaning employees are less likely to take sick time. “Essential oils have anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties and using them in an environment where there are a lot of people can help to keep germs at bay,” says Hawkins.

Aromas that can help stimulate the productivity of your employees include lemon, lavender, and rosemary. Additionally, be sure to clean out office bins, the pantry, and other common areas often.

Keep the noise down

Many people prefer to work in a quiet environment. Factor that in when deciding which departments are located next to each other. For example, try to avoid placing your telesales team next to your accounting department. You can counter this by having rugs and other noise-absorbing items installed in your office.

(Source: 6 Smells To Pump Up Your Productivity; The Business Insider; October 9, 2012)