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You’re a serial entrepreneur with big ambitions. When you sit back and envision your first startup’s workspace, what do you see? A colorful office with more lounge space? Flexible, open office workstations? Or maybe an office that reminds you of all the comforts of home?
Whatever your vision may be, the right furniture and office space says a lot about your brand and what type of atmosphere you’re trying to create for your employees. But as exciting as the planning process is, it’s also daunting to piece together a design that fits your budget.
What if you could plan your future office in a whole new dimension? It’s one of the newest benefits of virtual reality — and it can be a huge advantage to your startup.
Benefits Of Virtual Reality: Creating A Winning Workplace
As an entrepreneur, planning your space is an opportunity to bring both a sense of personality and agility to your office. But how do you sort through endless workplace design possibilities? Virtual reality is becoming a commonly used tool in designing a space that captures the true essence of your brand.
Guy Messick — Director of Design Intelligence at Interior Architects — explains how virtual reality is changing the design industry: “With virtual reality, we can unlock conversations that were previously difficult to have. The design process becomes more empathetic when you can literally see the world through someone else’s eyes.”
Measure Twice, Cut Once
Prior to making any final decisions, virtual reality provides the ability to easily change furniture solutions to represent your brand and adjust floor plans for ideal traffic flow. Entrepreneurs can access virtual office space designs as a tool to visualize their perfect workspace before making a significant investment. Virtual interior design avoids the risk that comes with picking out furniture or securing a space in hopes that it will all magically come together.
Similarly, virtual reality can also accelerate the planning process by making it easier to change layouts and alter other design choices as your budget, team, and vision evolve.
Most entrepreneurs want an easy (but well-thought-out) and immersive approach to envisioning fresh designs. Turnstone is one example of a company using virtual reality to help people explore the possibilities of new spaces. Their VR experience takes users on a journey through three pre-designed office spaces, each with distinct personalities, to help people reimagine what today’s workplace can be.
Want to boost engagement and active a sense of startup culture? With virtual reality software, entrepreneurs can add lounge furniture, accessories, and other elements of design to transform traditional spaces.
Strapping on a VR headset to plan your dream office also boosts creativity. Entrepreneurs are empowered to bring passion, personality, agility, and authenticity to their workspace. Virtual reality makes it possible to get a better idea of what to discuss with an architect or designer as they move forward with planning your future home-away-from-home.
Whether you’re viewing your potential office space with your computer, phone, tablet, or Google Cardboard headset, virtual reality could be the key to finding inspiration for a workspace you can fall in love with.
About the author: Olivia Yeakle is a freelance writer from Michigan with an interest in blogging, SEO, trending news, and social media. She graduated from Ball State University with a degree in Advertising and Public Relations. Her work has appeared in LittleThings.com and BeautySomething.com. @theoliviamantra