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What Does Your Office Say About You: A Mature Professional Or A Party Animal?


How fascinating it can be to have your office space decked up like you are actually in a disco, partying. Wait a minute. A disco in an office? Really?? Sit back and think about what should be one’s real motivation to come to the office. Have fun or get work done?

Today's work culture, becoming more agile and influential by nonprofessional setups, are taking a toll on our productive formal office spaces. Be it from a startup or a well-established company, everyone aims at doing their best to be in line with the company’s interest and success. But can a business be successful while having jazzy, fancy and loud office setups that look hip while not appearing to be an ideal workplace?

The answer to this would be to take a closer look at the workspace that an employee spends most of his/her time at.

Ideal features of a professional workspace should include:

  1. Well furnished setup
  2. Well furnished setup
  3. Neat work desk
  4. Soothing Walls
  5. Subtle colors
  6. Calm and peaceful infrastructure
An individual's productivity is directly affected by their surroundings at the office space.
Now imagine you have a good job with high pay but have a poor office setup. It will surely demotivate you to give your best. On the other hand, imagine you have a good job and high pay along with a well maintained professional setup, enhancing your productivity. You will directly contribute to your team as well as the business’s productivity in the latter atmosphere. A small desk may or may not make much difference to a working employee at first, but as time passes, it starts affecting the productivity of the employee, making them unfit to perform well. This is not because the employee is unskilled but because the atmosphere and casual workplace are diminishing their working capabilities.

Where and Why to have fancy jazzy setups at office premises

It's good to have some buzz happening within your office space but not at the cost of disturbing private office spaces where professionals focus on working.


It is advisable to have some colors, music, and people’s buzz in common areas where you can meet professionals from different industries and connect. Such places within the office can be a Hub for networking, games, break time, quick recreation, etc. Whenever the individual feels the monotony of work or faces fatigue and requires a break, they can come down to the common area to refresh themselves for a while. They can then get back to work to their private offices that are actually meant for work. Such office setups are ideal in the current scenario.

Matured professionals are the ones who would definitely not opt for having a beer on their work desk with distracting things happening around them. One has to know for a fact that the employee cannot be productive no matter how Fancy the work atmosphere is, as they have pubs or cafes for that purpose. Ultimately it's your own choice- whether to be focused on increasing your productivity in your workplace or to just have fun at your workplace.

The basic essence of a formal workspace lies in the very fact of how the mood of the employee is set. The better the professional setup, the better the mindset to work productively. Though the modern colorful, loud cafe style workspaces look and feel fanciful, they are not meant to be a place that you can sit peacefully and work. It's good to design your office setup with such amenities in the common areas where the employee or the team can take a break and socialize. However, it should not be the only thing defining your entire office setup as it makes employees lazy, cozy and unproductive at work.


Its neither good to have a traditional workspace set up with no place for fun office that only emphasizes a cafe and lounge setup only. The best workspace should be a mixture of professional office setups with common areas that are fun to be at, in a proper ratio. By implementing such an office concept in your workplace you would not be stuck to old traditional office space nor will you have a too distracting cafe like workspace. There is a thin line between fun at work and Joy at Work. You can have fun at work only when you have Joy at Work.

Fancy office spaces are like a piece of cake but your formal calm professional work setup is your main course. You will enjoy eating the cake but eating just cake is not sustainable in the long run? Too much becomes too bad. Therefore, irrespective of how the modern open loud work setup may work wonders during the initial days, one will slowly notice that he is not really productive with the kind of distractions and colorful facility that he is in. He will soon realize the importance of working out of a calm, peaceful, tranquil, private productive office spaces unless he comes to the office only to party.

To conclude: Absence of beer taps, glass walls, loud colors, and fancy office setups may not affect your productivity in the workplace but its presence may.

References

  1. Benefits or Advantages of Working in an Office Environment
  2. The open office plan is a disaster
  3. 9 Disadvantages of an Open Office, According to Numerous Studies
  4. The 5 Biggest Drawbacks of Open Office Plans
  5. New Proof the Open Office Concept is Ineffective
  6. Apple’s New Open Office Sparks Revolt

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