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The importance of an office design that helps to cultivate the utmost wellbeing and productivity in the users of such spaces can barely be overstated.

After all, with one recent study by the Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) having found that British workers will each spend an average of 3,515 full days at work over the course of their lifetimes, it’s fair to say that the office of the future is one in which a significant proportion of people will spend a significant proportion of their time.

However, it isn’t only the most intricate and arcane aspects of an office’s layout, decor, and technology that will greatly influence how rewarding space it is in which to work. That’s because, if the next office design that your organisation creates is to align well with its values, priorities, and needs, there should also be a sense of a grand, informing theme or concept.

Deciding on the most suitable such concept for your company could be a process fraught with deep discussion, debate and difficulty; there is certainly no ‘one-size-fits-all’ office template that will work well for every organisation. Nonetheless, below are just some of the office design themes that have received especially favourable notice, and which may help to spark some of your own ideas.