There are a lot of the fundamental amenities that are highly required for office space, what are the most important?
Adequate lighting without glare or reflections is right up there for several reasons
A damn good chair!
First and foremost pay attention to these factors:
- Good, prime, approachable location.
- Proper lighting is one of the key features of a good working place.
- Parking, lighting and security are priority concerns for everyone – both clients and workers, so, ensure to provide it. Also, don’t forget about security alarm and fire prevention system https://www.americanbackflowprevention.com/service-backflow-testing.php
Somewhere to get away from your desk. A chill out area.
a fire escape
Somewhere to get away from your desk and chill out on a break
I can’t believe no one’s mentioned water. Do none of you drink?
A big beanbag is the best.
Coffeeeeeeeee. And working IT infrastructure. And a decent desk and chair.
Also, definitely quiet and private chill out space. As an autistic person, I really appreciate it when I have a private and quiet space to go when I’m getting a bit stressed, and having a sensory overload. :3
An office dog. Wouldn’t work anywhere without one.
Cycling facilities - secure parking, changing/showering amenities
Hot desking & varied space/environment
Natural light & plants
Shared food prep/eating area - none of that desk eating nonsense
Have you had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault?
Quiet spaces where you can focus.
I know people think cubicles are an awful relic of old offices and open plan offices are cool, but I absolutely hate them. Constant interruptions and stimulus from other people and stuff happening means I have a really hard time focusing on tasks. I get as much done in a couple of hours at home as I do all day in an office, even if I’m half watching TV and checking my phone constantly.
I also really appreciate showers in an office building, my old office had a really nice changing room area so I could go from the gym to the office to shower and change, knowing I had stuff stored there and didn’t need to carry it or spend too long in the morning checking my bag.
Totally agree, when I work from home I’ve done more in half a day then I get done all day in the office. I don’t even feel tired after basically doing double the work, yet I just feel drained when I come home after been in the office all day.
I tend to find that I get different work done at home rather than more or less, and tend to work longer but less intensely
Probably for me that is a factor of a better working space at work even though I am in the world’s noisiest open plan office - I have multiple big monitors, a proper chair and a proper desk - but also there is something about going to the actual office that switches my brain into proper work mode