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Creativity isn't something that is found before and after a job; it's found whilst we work, as we explore different avenues and tangents that help to make the work we create better. Creativity can be found in most places – but it's only by being present in an environment that offers inspiration, comfort and functionality that people will be able to feel creative.

Here at Oaktree Interiors, we fully understand the need to be creative – which is why every single office refurbishment in London we create is unique to the businesses we help. We believe that a workplace isn't just a facility that groups together staff, equipment and furniture – its role is so much more than that. You could say that the impact that a well-designed office has, makes it another member of staff as it helps to aid everyone (and everything) in their day-to-day work, as they all try and help the business to progress.

Produce Creativity, With An Office Refurbishment In London

The design of a workplace isn't just about the look and feel of an office space – an office refurbishment in London should be able to combine those aesthetics with functionally that can help staff to generate the creativity they need to produce great work.

If you're looking to improve the levels of creativity within your office design, here are some tips:

  • The Importance of Communal Areas. One great way to increase creative thinking in any industry, is by collaborating with others. This is why, when undertaking their office refurbishment in London, many forward-thinking businesses introduce areas, such as breakout rooms, that offer a space away from the work arena for staff to think openly. These spaces also normally include more comfortable furniture items, such as sofas that allow for people to take their breaks in comfort or to help them feel relaxed in their informal, collaborative meeting. The result can only be an increase in creativity, giving ideas the best chance to be shaped towards achieving great things for the business.
  • The Benefits of Quiet Spaces To Work. The difficulty in running an office is that different people have different approaches to their working day. Some people like to get through their work by having the odd chat or by playing music, others like to concentrate in quiet spaces that help them to let their creativity run wild. This is why it's important that the business caters for all of those groups – not only can a quiet room, away from the working areas, help people to fully concentrate on their tasks, but it'll also provide a welcome environment for others to take a break away from the potential stresses and strains of the working day.
  • There's No Place Like Home. If you think about it, some of us actually spend as much time at work, than we do at home. As we would want to have a nice, relaxing existence whilst we're at home, shouldn't some of these elements be used to help us to feel comfortable during the working day too? These changes don't need to be vast – it's often the finer things that can make all the difference to creativity levels in the office. Allowing staff to personalise their working areas, with photos, personal effects, personalised mugs etc, will give them a sense of ownership, a sense of belonging to the company that will work to make them feel more comfortable in their roles. With them feeling happy, comfortable and content – creativity won't be too far away from their minds.
  • The Significance of Movement. Often, a creativity killer is the environment that people work in. Sometimes just being present in the same place for 8 hours a day doesn't help to foster any positive thinking and can lead to a downturn in productivity, as well as quality work. This is why introducing different working areas (such as the quiet and breakout rooms, mentioned above) has a great impact on a person's creativity levels – being able to work in a different way will put them in a different environment that requires them to think and feel differently. More often than not, their break away from the same-old desk will help them to be more creative.
  • Let There Be (Natural) Light. One of the growing innovations of modern office design is actually an old one; using natural light in the office. Lighting installations, such as fluorescent lighting, create a simulated environment that takes away from a person's concentration and has even been linked to causing eye strain. Big, wide window installations that let in the light from the outside, on the other hand, won't be taking away the concentration and instead, offer natural conditions in which to work. Depending on the locality where the office is based, that creativity may even be boosted further depending on the view outside!

Looking To Boost The Creativity In Your Office Design? Look No Further Than Oaktree Interiors

Here at Oaktree Interiors, we have helped to boost the creativity and working practices of staff at all manner of different companies over the years – from massive, multinational corporations, to small, local businesses. If you're looking to improve your workplace with an office refurbishment in London, you've certainly found the right place.

No matter your requirements, we are able to implement them within a design and carry the work out to the letter and on budget. Every project that we undertake is done to a set timescale and design plan that has our clients' best interests in mind. No part of our work is done without us informing our clients – we ensure that each and every aspect is agreed with them beforehand, before we start our work.

Each of our office designs are bespoke – made to order to fit the requirements of our clients. This ensures that each of our designs will be original and unique and as a result, helps the business to perform better in an environment that has created for it, as well as for the staff who work there.

If you would like more information on how we are able to create the perfect bespoke office environment for you, no matter your requirements or budget, please do not hesitate to get in touch with a member of our office fit out team today. You can give us a call on 0845 474 3556 or alternatively, you can send an e-mail to us at hello@oaktreeoffice.com.

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