- Working outside offers undeniable health and productivity benefits that increase employee happiness, engagement, and retention.
- The most effective outdoor workspaces utilize furniture and materials/fabrics that create an extension of your indoor workspace through cohesion and functionality.
- Designing an impactful outdoor workspace should consider everything from the weather and technology to employee work styles.
The modern workspace has evolved like crazy over the last couple of years. Basically, it now has zero limits. Basements, rooftops, cafes, patios — we’ve discovered just how efficient we can be in places we never expected, and we’ve realized that getting outside is good for both our health AND our productivity.
But in order to really max out these benefits, you need the right stuff. Because whether you’re spicing up a team meeting with some sunshine, or simply escaping your desk for a little fresh air, it’s a lot easier to get things done when your outdoor space isn’t just some tables and chairs — but a true extension of your office.
Ethosource is here to help you realize what that can look like — and we’re ready to help you make it a reality when you are. Check out the benefits and some helpful tips to designing an impactful outdoor workspace.
Some things to think about:
Outdoor office must-haves:
When designing an effective outdoor workspace for your team, here’s a good checklist to get you started:
Outdoor Television (for entertainment or conferencing)
Plenty of GFCI outlets
Larger Collaboration Tables
Cozy, Lounge Seating
Heat lamps & Fans (depending on the climate)
Additional Lighting (spotlights, lamps, etc.)
Outdoor Fabrics/Materials (Polyester, acrylic fabric, plastic, hardwood, aluminum, etc.)
Don’t worry — Ethosource isn’t just your indoor office furniture experts; we can help bring your outdoor workspace visions to life too! Not sure what you want? Contact us to work with one of our expert designers and discuss the possibilities today.