Following the Google effect, what’s next for the office industry?

November 12, 2019
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Following the Google effect, what’s next for the office industry?

Google is arguably one of the biggest companies in the world, and the impact it has had on modern life extends across many different areas, including how we communicate, how we search online, marketing trends, and even how we design our workplaces.


It is the latter that we will be discussing here, and Google’s infamous office designs and work culture have had a trickle down effect on how smaller companies and workplaces choose to design their interiors. A well designed office is an important part of maximizing creativity and productivity, so if you want to know more about what the ‘Google effect’ is, and what’s next for the office interior industry, read on.

What is the Google effect?

Google offices feature a wide range of perks designed to improve employee’s well-being; including climbing walls, video games, indoor croquet and onsite massage therapists to name just a few. While the features themselves are great, they’re all in place to create an inspiring office design which means that all staff can work to the best of their ability.

Google offices feature a wide range of perks designed to improve employee’s well-being; including climbing walls, video games, indoor croquet and onsite massage therapists to name just a few. While the features themselves are great, they’re all in place to create an inspiring office design which means that all staff can work to the best of their ability.

Smaller businesses have taken note, and realised that the key to a productive office is a well designed space where all workers feel comfortable, creative and productive. So, what’s next for office interior design?

Experience-Driven Spaces

Taking the lead from Google, many future office interiors will focus on including ‘experience driven spaces’ for their employees, such as, meditation areas, yoga studios, climbing walls, game rooms and sports tournament spaces. These spaces have many benefits, including boosting company morale, encouraging team building, and cultivating more happiness overall.
Example of an experience-driven space

Cohabitation Spaces

Many buildings feature more than one company’s offices under the same roof, but a new trend sees more open plan design, allowing workers from different areas to interact, share ideas and enhance creativity. Think open-plan offices, shared meeting spaces, lots of glass, and more comfortable seating areas over desks.

 

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Award winning collaboration space for Robinson Structures, Derby - Design & Fit Out by our team

Biophilic design

This high-tech phrase simply means incorporating nature and green spaces into the very design of a building, including aspects such as living walls, plenty of plants, natural materials like wood and stone, and as much natural light and ventilation as possible. Statistics show that using biophilic designs can boost an office’s productivity, improve well-being and enhance worker satisfaction. For more information on biophilic design, see our previous blog: Office Design; Thoughts on Biophilia & Beyond

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Award winning collaboration space for Robinson Structures, Derby - Design & Fit Out by our team

If you’ve been inspired to give your office a ‘Google-style’ revamp, get in touch with the team at DSP (Interiors) Ltd. We specialise in innovative office design and fit-out, and our multi-award winning designs have improved offices all over the UK. We have everything you need to transform your workspace, including storage solutions, feature walls, office furniture, and much more. To discuss your ideas or find out more, give us a call today

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