How To Create A Modern Office

Posted on by Angeliki Georga

Without a doubt, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the landscape of shared workspaces as we once knew them and for many, returning to the office is a huge deal. Now more than ever it has become vital to create a smart and comfortable workplace that will attract and retain top talent. 

We at WorXmart understand how overwhelming it can be to create a modern office design that will fit the needs of post-pandemic working environments. That is why we have created a list of the most effective office design trends that will attract talent, boost productivity, and make your workplace an enjoyable one for your employees to thrive in 2021 and beyond. 



1. Open Up The Space 

A notable feature of a modern office is the open layout design. Regardless of how big or small the space you are working with is, consider opening up the space as much as possible by either knocking down walls, removing office partitions, rearranging the desk layout or dismantling the endless rows of cubicles that made employees feel like rats in a maze. This will help you work towards a more efficient workplace that will foster productivity, creativity, and employee satisfaction. Not only does an open office layout make the most of the space you have, but it also offers employees more room to collaborate and facilitate effective communication. 


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 2. Focus On The Lighting 

There’s no better workspace than a bright and airy work environment. Natural light is proven to make people happier and more productive, which can only be useful when it comes to building a modern and efficient office. Install as many windows as you can to invite natural sunlight and avoid using too many blinds. Reducing the need for artificial lighting can also help to lower energy costs in the long run, making more spare cash available to focus on other elements of the office. If this is not possible, make sure you use eco-friendly lights such as light-emitting diodes (LED) as they are energy efficient and have a longer lifespan. 



3. Invest In Good Quality Furniture 

Your office furniture plays a big part in boosting your employees’ work satisfaction and as with everything, if you buy cheap, you buy twice. Utilise a majority of your budget to invest in good quality office furniture that will last a while. Office furniture is used day in, day out and is inevitable to start showing some wear and tear after time. It’s not something that you want to be replacing every few months, and even when it comes to keeping up to date with modern trends, these shouldn’t need to be changed too often. 


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4. Introduce Ergonomic Workstations 

With research proving that sitting for hours on end can be the cause of many common medical conditions, many businesses have introduced new technologies into their workstations. One of those is the ergonomic office chair which has adjustable support for your lower back, also known as lumbar support. It’s seat height is also adjustable so that the person sitting has both feet planted firmly on the ground. Another modern workstation would be the height adjustable desk converter which allows your employees to enjoy the option of being able to stand or sit at their desk while working. Studies have shown that reducing sedentary time can help lower heart disease, obesity and back pain and promote productivity as well as improve physical, metabolic and even mental health. This is why sitting less and standing more is such an important lifestyle change. 


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5. Minimise The Noise 

An open-layout design may mean a noisier work environment, and this can significantly affect your employees' productivity and morale.  Therefore, it is vital that you reduce office noise as much as possible. You can do this by choosing soft furniture such as sound-friendly chairs and fabric couches, incorporating plants, using acoustic wall panels and ceilings and maybe even integrating desk mounted screens. 


The options are endless when it comes to transforming your office into a modern and more efficient one. Whether you’re about to undergo an entire office refurbishment, or make some minor improvements, it’s important to remember that the office reflects the company’s image and can have a big influence on the productivity of your employees and impression on visitors. So, get creative and have fun with it! 


We hope you found this article both useful and informative. Why not take a look at our wide range of office furniture for inspiration? Feel free to call us on 0333 234 2344 or visit our website at 

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