Office Maurella Saturday, August 05th, 2017 16:27:33 PM.
Google the words ‘open office’ and you will see that the first page results are all headings like, ” Why the Open Office has to Die”, “Why the Open Office has Failed”, and ” Victims of Open Office Pushing Back”. Yikes! Those are some pretty dramatic headlines for something inanimate. It seems that not everyone is open to this out-of-the-box office concept. Here are the biggest downfalls that most are citing: One Forbes article cites that, productivity and job satisfaction are down thanks to lack of privacy, there is no space that is truly ‘yours’, inhibited creativity because all eyes are on you, different work styles are not recognized
One of the fundamental insights of color theory is that the colors that are chosen to decorate a space can have a strong impact on our moods. Blue, for example, is often interpreted as soothing, whereas yellow has been shown to elicit anxiety. Since an office space is a place that you want to be able to stay focused, it can be useful to set big punches of color — and the emotional responses they bring — aside. Instead, focus on choosing a largely neutral color palette that will allow you to put the bulk of your attention on the task at hand.
As a back lash of employees complain about feeling too open, combined with complaints of too much noise, there is a new trend that is being created — finding a happy medium. Yes, it seems that everyone ran to ruin those office walls, yet now want some of them back. Modern offices designs are attempting to achieve a happy medium, without building back all the barriers. Although, one Microsoft information technology team has completely bucked the trend and opted for closed doors, but with an open mind. Essentially, when they need to collaborate, they simply roll their chairs into the hallway and have open chats. When they are done, they wheel back into their private office. Then on the other hand, instead of wheeling your chair everywhere, there are new office options on the horizon that combine comfortable break-out areas with leather recliners where staff can sit and collaborate comfortably. This open concept is being balanced with private phone rooms and closed-door meeting spaces. Indeed, it seems some walls are a must in the modern office.
The Ellipzes story began in Romania ( a small country in Europe ) back in 2017 when founder and CEO Maurella Lamore launched a blog that would go on to become one of the most popular and successful online magazines to date focusing on interior design and architecture. Currently clocking up an impressive 3.8+ million unique monthly visitors, the site provides daily inspiration and advice to those who are seeking to improve, organise and style their homes. With an archive of 7000+ posts featuring over 90,000+ images of great interior products and architectural projects it is no wonder that Ellipzes has one of the most engaged online communities on the net.