A good workplace design ensures effective use of space within the workplace. Also, as a designer you get a chance to create good places to work where people will be productive and happy. And, too meet this objective, a workplace surroundings should be as such that it keeps people motivated. Gone are days when workplaces used to be "gloomy or depressing".
A PhD thesis at the University of Exeter has found that enriched work environments improve productivity by around 15%. Not only that, but implementing office workers suggestions in the design of their workspace upped productivity by 30%.
Times have changed and so have workplace designs. There were times when only advertising and marketing companies would have funky offices. Today, IT companies, schools & Institutions, Hospitality sectors and even banks have offices that are filled with sensory delights.