2018 has begun on a positive note for JTCPL Designs and a lot of it has to do with the change that we implemented into the business over the last few years. Technology, innovation and a deeper understanding of the human mind are seeing advancements every day & we at JTCPL Designs can’t help but be inspired. So as we look forward to 2018, here are a few things that you can expect to see become a part of our legacy of workspace designs.
- Art & Graphics
Delivering a successful project to one of the foremost global creative agencies early on gave us the added advantage of learning and adapting to the needs of the creative minds. A number of researchers around the globe have also proven its positive impact on productivity and overall health of the team. That’s why, while the workspace designs we create are highly functional we are consciously driven towards making art & graphics a mandatory inclusion in our workspace designs.
Besides adding to the aesthetics of the office, planters can help reduce stress & increase creativity. They also help reduce health problems by providing cleaner air which in turn enables higher productivity. Dr. Chris Knight and his team have been studying the issue for 10 years, & have concluded that team members were 15% more productive when “lean” workplaces are filled with just a few houseplants, as team members who actively engage with their surroundings are better workers. We highly recommend this to all our clients as it is cost-effective and the positive outcome at team level benefits the overall business too.
In a workspace, communication is the key and that is why paying special attention to the acoustics in a work environment is a must. Julian Treasure, one of the most sought-after speakers, studies sound and advises businesses on how to best use it. I happened to witness one of his talks in which he mentioned how noise can affect co-workers in the workspace by making them less helpful, less collaborative and reducing their productivity. Sadly, a majority of the Indian market doesn’t pay any heed to the importance of incorporating acoustics in design as yet. JTCPL Designs hopes to change this scenario one project at a time.
One of the major problems offices with huge structures face is the engagement within one team and multiple teams altogether. Intelligent workspace designs help enhance the benefits and cut down on the drawbacks of such offices. With our projects extending over 3 continents, the work culture and nature of different MNCs everywhere have motivated us into acquiring a deeper understanding and inculcating the practical application of modern technology in design. Different areas such as the meeting rooms, open workspace areas, and lounge areas all have stark differences in their functions and effects on the work culture. Hence, striking the right balance between them with regards to design and technology is what we aspire to achieve in our future projects.
While physical modifications to workspaces can bring out a drastic difference in various aspects of the business, nothing affects it more than effective leadership. Leadership helps define and lay the groundwork for the work culture of any office. Interacting with leadership from the client’s end and incorporating their vision with ours has always borne fruitful results which is why we aim to continue this practice for all our future projects.
Mahatma Gandhi said, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world”, we agree and we’re just getting started.