How does office design plus your five senses lead to better productivity and motivation?
When business operators are planning their company’s office, price is often chief among their priorities. Keeping the fixed cost of real estate low helps companies project—and increase—their expected income. Price is not just a consideration when it comes to rent; assets such as office furniture are often purchased en masse and for purely utilitarian reasons. Sure, a business is saving money by designing a no-frills, utilitarian office, which some Feng Shui experts would agree with, but what they are ignoring is how space affects productivity, motivation and enjoyment.
We don’t experience anything based on sight alone. Even in your offices all five of your senses, sight, sound, touch, taste, and smell, are employed. How your senses react to a space can completely change how we operate, which is why facilities and operations managers must consider all five senses when designing—and maintaining—their company’s office space.