The age of the startup has introduced many innovations into company life and one of those has certainly been a vibrant renaissance in office design.
Tech office designers utilize open spaces, bright colors and comfortable working stations to inspire the Millennial worker. Here are the five key components to consider when designing your next office:
Artwork and Murals
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Another company utilizing the local art talent,
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Startups thrive in open space so it's vital to invoke that sense when selecting furniture. The days of cubicles are behind us and companies like Knoll are dishing out work spaces and chairs to maintain a sleek design while also utilizing space.
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Of course, desks and chairs are only one component of the evolving work space. This generation of workers understand the value of changing locations throughout the day which has led to companies installing swings, beanbags or even indoor turf.
Playing off of the local vibe is crucial and
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While there are a lot of benefits to startup spaces being open and spacious, it doesn't bode well for employees on phone calls. To avoid distraction, many offices (like London's We Are Social) have installed both old and contemporary phone booths for quick calls.
Staying connected to the company's roots
When you think startup office, you don't always think abandoned power plant.
Reminder of the Mission
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Sometimes the writing is on the wall, as they say.
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There are few games as underrated as shuffleboard.
Instead of installing a game or two throughout the office, some companies dedicate whole areas to employee's entertainment. filled their's with a personally branded arcade game and ping pong table.
The number one stereotype of a startup office is the presence of an always-active ping pong table.
All of these awesome offices have one thing in common: they're original. So while you're encouraged to draw inspiration from others, it's important to find what is unique about your company and show it off with style.