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2023 What to be looking for in a workplace fit out

Office design trends for 2023 are likely to focus on creating a more comfortable and productive work environment. As technology continues to evolve, so too will the way we design our workspaces. We can expect to see a greater emphasis on ergonomics, flexible layouts & sustainability.


Absenteeism is one of the most costly effects of bad ergonomics. When employees are absent due to health issues caused by poor ergonomics, the business loses out on the productivity of those employees. This can lead to decreased efficiency and higher costs for the business. In addition to absenteeism, bad ergonomics can also lead to decreased productivity often caused by employees being uncomfortable and distracted, which leads to lower quality work and slower work speeds. Often bad ergonomics results in higher costs for the business, as they may need to hire additional employees to make up for the lost productivity.

Having good ergonomics means that furniture and equipment will be designed to reduce strain on the body and improve comfort. This could include adjustable desks, chairs, and monitors, as well as standing desks and other ergonomic accessories.

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Flexible layouts

The negatives of not having a flexible office layout is that it can result in a lack of employee engagement. When employees are stuck in the same space day after day, it can be difficult for them to stay motivated and engaged in their work. This can follow with a decrease in productivity and morale, which inevitably will have negative impact on the overall success of the business. The lack of collaboration and engagement along with breakaway space can also lead potential decrease in job satisfaction, which again, results in a higher turnover rates and a decrease in employee loyalty.

This means that workspaces should be designed to accommodate different types of work. This could include areas for collaboration, individual work, and meetings. It could also include areas for relaxation and socializing. Additional area such as gyms, prayer spaces and private working area give the employee an overall sense that the workplace is providing them with a positive space to cater to their health as well as mental wellbeing.

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When designing an office, not engaging in sustainability can have a number of negative impacts. Sustainability is becoming increasingly important to job seekers, especially those in the younger generations. They are looking for employers who are committed to reducing their environmental impact and making a positive contribution to society. If an office is not taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint, it sends a message to potential employees that the company is not taking the issue seriously. Studies have shown that employees who work in sustainable offices are more productive and have higher job satisfaction.

This means that materials and furniture should be chosen with an eye towards reducing environmental impact. This could include using recycled materials, energy-efficient lighting, and furniture made from sustainable materials

Overall, office design for 2023 will focus on creating a comfortable and productive work environment. Ergonomics, flexible layouts and sustainability will all be important considerations. By focusing on these elements, we can create workspaces that are both comfortable and productive

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