office spaceOffice space is an influential asset if good design plays a part. A well-designed building not only adds financial value to your property, but it can be a deciding factor for attracting employees, too. What is good design? It’s design that reflects the culture. It can be a space that promotes autonomy, well-being and flexibility.

Good office space design should empower all employees and nurture business growth. If you plan to hire savvy and bright workers that collaborate regularly, make it easy for them. Consider creating open spaces and opportunities for productivity instead of closing them off in offices from one another.

For example, Morgan Lovell, an office space design company in the UK, allows their employees to come and go as their deadlines are met. There is no traditional receptionist desk, but a concierge station. They have long wooden picnic tables and benches where staff from different departments can meet or take a break. They also have a large video wall and flexible seating.

Whether designing or buying office space, consider what will motivate your employees aside from culture. According to Daniel H. Pink the author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, “Human beings have an innate inner drive to be autonomous, self-determined, and connected to one another. And when that drive is liberated, people achieve more and live richer lives.”

Office space doesn’t need to be a duplicate of the innovative designs of eBay or Google. However, you can certainly take a cue from these forward-thinking companies when considering what’s appropriate for your own office space. Creating a space that show your employees you consider their needs and wants within your budget is feasible. Natural lighting, flexible seating, cozy meeting areas or sustainable infrastructure are a good place to start.

The team at Menlo is glad to help you find the perfect office space for your unique businesses needs. Contact us at 480.659.1777or by email – with any questions you have. We look forward to partnering with you.