So much has changed in the workplace for many people, having to adapt to working from home for the past 18 months to then returning to the office. While it has been quite a transition for many workers, it has had a great impact on those who work in creative roles and affected overall creativity and productivity.
Creative workers who work in an office or a dedicated workspace such as a studio are used to their working environment, and working from home may have proven to be difficult during this time trying to reenact a similar setup. To help spark creativity, some workers need the ideal workspace to do so.
But what do creative workers want in their ideal workspace? Hunts Office surveyed 400 respondents to find out, let’s take a look at some of the results.
It’s well known that colours have a big impact on productivity, creativity and happiness, so incorporating colours into the workspace is a must. Of those surveyed, 15% said they would incorporate yellow into their office, closely followed by blue (14%) and white (12%).
Yellow is a great colour choice for the office if you want to get workers feeling energised and is good for collaborating. Blue is known to boost productivity and increase calmness in the working environment, while white promotes simplicity and hope.
Decor to motivate
The style of an office can impact the whole office atmosphere, and cosy/homely took the top spot with 21% of those surveyed saying they would prefer a creative space to be decorated in this style, with hi-tech/smart (14%) and rustic/vintage (13%) coming in second and third respectively.
Setting the tone of the office can be beneficial for many businesses, so remember to choose your office furniture carefully to create a vibe that will get the best out of your workers.
There are times in the working day where productivity can lag which is why it’s important to have items and spaces around the workspace where workers can relax and unwind for a bit, in order to help uplift their overall mood.
Some of the utilities creative workers would like to see in their ideal workspace include plants, leisure and social areas, posters, colourful decor, and a coffee machine. Although these may not seem like much, they can help boost office morale and get the creative juices flowing once again.
These are just some of the things that creative workers are looking for in #ACreativeOffice. Let us know if you agree or whether you have a different idea of how a creative workspace should look
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