April 17, 2020

How to Improve Productivity in the Workplace through Design

Article by Zircon Interiors

Where you work plays a significant role in how you work. The design of your workplace directly impacts how productive employees are throughout the day. When there are several distractions in the office, employees have a difficult time focusing on their tasks.

Improving your workplace for productivity means adopting changes that improve facilities. When the environment encourages smarter work habits, employees are more likely to be productive. Aside from meeting deadlines on time, this streamlines processes for better business performance.

Design Elements that Affect Productivity

Interior design goes beyond the space’s aesthetic value. When done properly, it significantly influences human behaviour. Redesigning your office to improve productivity requires you to consider your employees’ needs. Simply adopting popular office layout trends might backfire and cause discomfort and distractions.

Work with a professional office fitout team to help you accomplish this task. They have the tools and expertise to design an office that is fully functional for increased productivity. Leave this interior fitout to an experienced project manager for the best results.

Here are some of the interior design elements to consider when improving your office space.


Your lighting is a major element in productivity. But it is often overlooked in favour of other design elements. This results in bad lighting choices that cause fatigue, eye strain and irritability. Over time, employees are prone to lose focus and inspiration because of this design flaw.

How to Fix It: Natural lighting is effective in improving productivity and inspiring creativity. However, it is a luxury most offices can’t afford. If your workplace has a limited number of windows, consider using natural light bulbs. These emulate natural lighting, which is better for your employees’ well-being and productivity.


A well-designed workstation goes a long way in increasing productivity. When employees spend hours in an uncomfortable chair or at a cramped desk, they are prone to distractions.

How to Fix It: Choose ergonomically designed workstations for your employees’ comfort. Make sure the desk provides ample space between your employee and their computer screen. This prevents fatigue and eyestrain. Choose adjustable chairs that have sufficient padding. This will reduce muscle strain and prevent employees from getting up too much throughout the day.

Break Room

Breaks are important to refresh your employees’ minds. When they work non-stop, they will burn out and sick days soon follow. Providing them with a place where they can rest and catch their breath helps them recharge throughout the day.

How to Fix It: Allocate a room for your employees to rest. Fill it with comfortable chairs and small tables. Make it a rule that the room is reserved for breaks and nothing else. By giving them a space that is separate from work, they can take their breaks in peace.

Productive Office Designs from Zircon Interior

Improve your office’s interior design to improve productivity and increase efficiency. Zircon Interior is your partner in accomplishing this task. We have the industry insights and experience to help you transform your office for the better. We assign a dedicated team to each project so you can direct all your focus on your core business.

Find out more about our services when you contact us. Call 1300 947 266 or email info@zirconinteriors.com.au to book an appointment.

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