A modern reception area that looks great is something many companies want these days. Making it compliant with the American Disabilities Act, however, is something many companies know little, if anything, about.
The American Disabilities Act was written into law in 1990, and provides user-friendly accessibility guidelines to make it easier for those with disabilities to access your workspace. ADA regulations are applicable to many private and public spaces. The idea is that everyone, regardless of who they are, should have a fair opportunity to work and/or live comfortably.
In the case of your office layout and presentation, every design detail sends a message to onlookers that you are intentionally taking care of everyone visiting your company.
Any designer worth their salt will tell you that you can’t beat the price you pay for great office design. However, when it comes to writing the check, the team members with the combination to the safe want to know that the investment will pay off.
They are the ones we must persuade that the purpose of good modern office design is more than just an upbeat workplace. They are the ones we need to present with real intel about the Benjamins. In case studies done by the Design Management Institute (providing a unique examination of the role of design as a competitive advantage for today’s businesses), it was found that companies investing in design branding and marketing out-performed those with no investment. In fact, a ten-year investment in these types of companies will outperform the S&P index by 228 percent.
At 90 Degree Office Concepts, we offer FREE consultation in areas where you might need help. When it comes to something as important as the presentation of your office and business, it has to be done effectively.
Measurements for a modern reception desk take into account the size of your space and your functional needs—both in and around it.
Giving a fresh look to your workplace offices can not only help you create the perfect business environment but it can add value to your company in many ways. How do you know when it's the right time to take on that cost and challenge?
Though just a character in a child’s story, Goldilocks had the right idea in making sure the size of the bears’ furniture was “just right” for her comfort. If she were designing your modern conference room, she would be focused on getting the size and fit just right. Smart girl!
Responsibility for selecting design elements for your office reception area can be filled with much uncertainty for the do-it-yourself office designer. You have things to consider: flooring, what to do with walls, which furniture to buy, which lighting to choose, and even which color scheme to select. Putting it all together is enough to rattle your brain. Whether you feel challenged or inspired, few things bring your reception area together like a cool reception desk, lighting, and art.
It doesn’t take a Harvard degree for smart business people to understand the furniture you buy is only as good as the materials it’s made from and the craftsman that build it.
If you’re considering designing a new, or redesigning an existing office space and are wondering how to create a space that will improve your business functionally, financially, and make a startling impression on visitors and workers alike, it's a good idea to start with your reception area.
Gaining a cognitive advantage in the workplace, in the area of productivity, is something few small businesses consider. Tapping into ways to help workers use their brains more guided, focused and efficiently can not only help the worker advance, but also help the business achieve better results as well.
The nature of sensory perception systems can be used for example; to help workers concentrate, be more creative and feel happier. What workers see, feel, smell and hear can all affect reactionary responses. In a study published in the journal ...