So what do you believe is more important in the work place, the design or the function?
A common debate in the work place seems to be whether design takes over function in most modern offices today? It would seem that way at first glance when looking at the likes of Google, Toms, dropbox and many more where there are obvious elements of fun design in there offices. Google for instance have slides in several of the offices from floor to floor, but what actual purpose do such objects play in the work environment apart from making you feel like a child again as you wiz your way down?
Well that’s a good question, although at first it may seem all a bit silly and misleading, but such creative environments in the work place are proven to actually increase the potential of the work force. A colleague is most creative when happy, but also has surroundings that are inspiring to feed their creative minds.
But it’s all well and good having a pretty work place that you can show off but it does in the end of a day have to serve a purpose and that is to produce work, so there does have to be functionality as well. It’s a good idea to find a happy medium and balance between the two to get the best of both worlds. As in life a happy medium is always a good rule of thumb as cheesy as that may sound.
Each agency will have different needs in the work place but as long as its designed to function correctly and provides the staff with inspiration and the motivation required then that’s pretty much a job well done. If you mix the correct amount of style and function then it will perfectly allow you to focus and deliver work that needs high levels of concentration but with the added bonus of being able to escape the screen and crash out in relaxing zone as you rewire your brain ready to go again.