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Best Commercial Office Designs For Introverts And Extroverts
When you’re the owner of a business, you need to keep an open mind at all times. You need to know your employees, beyond what they present to you at the interview table. People are much more than what they show to you at their initial encounter with you. That’s why you need to take the time to observe your employees and get a good feel of who they are and what they’ll need to make the best of their time at your commercial office space.
Introverts and extroverts are basically at two extreme opposites. Although the world is filled with much more extroverts than introverts, you must find a way to effectively cater for both personality types in your business. That’s why we suggest the following:
- You need to create variety in your commercial office space. The workload of your employees is not confined to one specific task, so why is your office design confined to one particular design? You should try to design your office in a way that designates different areas for different tasks. Make it flexible and relevant to them:
- You can designate rooms that are considered quiet rooms, for when your employees just need to take a break from the hustle and bustle.
- You can even designate rooms for collaborate activities, that foster interaction and teamwork amongst employees.
- You can also designate closed office spaces for tasks that require focus and intricate skill.
- Provide access to nature. Everyone, whether introvert or extrovert, needs a break from it all sometimes. Easy access to nature is a great way for your employees to recharge and freshen up their minds. You may even need to get a little fresh air or soak in some natural scenery at some point too.
- Pay attention to acoustics. Remember, in open work areas, noise can be a big problem for some employees who are better at concentrating in relative silence. That’s why you should focus on ways in which you can control it such as integrating methods and materials that can absorb and mask sounds, such as “acoustic panels, carpet or cork flooring, and textile covered partitions.” Even closed office environments need this now and then, because employees are always having private conversations and are in need of reverberation. You can do this by “insulating walls, ceilings, and mechanical ducting and by specifying absorptive materials such as acoustic ceilings, carpet or cork flooring, upholstered seating, and textile wall coverings.”
Are you interested in making your industrial office space more conducive for both your extrovert and introvert employees? You choose what’s right for you and we’re here to help. We have different office structures and we’re sure we can find the best one for you! If you are looking for office space in Ottawa for your dynamic and growing business then give us a call to speak with one of our office space representatives about our current inventory of great office spaces and retail spaces for your business in Ottawa.