How Millennials are Inspiring Healthier Office Design

The traditional office space is going out of style and new trends are replacing old ones. Millennials are finding ways to bring fresh ideas to the table when it comes to office design. These ideas include changing the design of the office to make employees more productive, happier, and healthier. Take a look at some of these ideas that could change your office environment for the better.


New Designs

Sitting or standing for long periods of time may be detrimental to our health. Designs that encourage movement include standing desks, treadmills, and balance boards.

Open spaces with movable furniture are able to provide encouragement for collaboration. Some examples for movable furniture are, movable tables and chairs, and other mobile power accessories.

Noises can be distracting. Sound masking is a great way to get rid of the noise pollution. Designs for sound masking include acoustical panels and sound masking systems.


Co-working Offices for Telecommuters

Millennials are starting to realize that they prefer working from non-traditional spaces such as, home. Working from home doesn’t mean you have to stay at home.

Co-working offices could be one of the answers to working in non-traditional spaces. They provide amenities such as Wi-Fi, guest speakers, events, receptionists, kitchens, and a sense of community. To reserve a spot for yourself, it’s as simple as paying a weekly or monthly fee.

Go Green

Millennials are concerned about climate change and interested in reducing their carbon footprint. Since we spend a lot of time at the office, why not start there? Many offices are turning to cost-saving, eco-friendly lighting, and materials. These can include LED light bulbs or solar power.

Bring Nature Inside

Millennials want to bring nature back inside. Having plants in the office can clean the air, make the atmosphere brighter, and they even reduce noise pollution.


Business can be Fun

Working hard is important and so is taking breaks. Combining business and play can send a powerful message to employees. They can be comfortable and be themselves. A lot of businesses add game tables to lighten the mood.

In order to have a healthy and productive office, it’s not necessary to incorporate every single idea. Doing what works for your office and your employees is what is important. 

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