When it comes to office design, employees would prefer reliable, modern technology to a wacky workplace environment, according to a recent study.

Over the last few years, it has become popular for companies to make their office designs unusual or quirky by accessorising with slides, bean bags, hammocks, sleep pods and the like.

However, it appears that while these additions may be good for making an office stand out – and be good for PR – they aren’t a priority for the people who actually use them.

The study found that 86% of UK adults who work in an office felt that fun features were of no specific value to their working life. 71% said they would prefer more space in their office, with 58% believing this could be achieved by removing non-essential items.

As the saying goes, everything in moderation. At Procol, we agree that incorporating fun elements into your office design can make your workspace distinctive and modern… but we also recommend that such features need to play their part in a braoder plan for a professional working environment in which employees can be their most productive.

For more advice about office design – and putting the fun into functional in the most productive way – please get in touch.