Decades ago, the idea of an "office" had a very sterile ring to it. It meant cubciles lined up as far as the eye could see, a color palette of grays and blues (and nothing warmer), and minimal areas for collaborating, lounging, or break-taking.
In today's world, however, thanks to the workplace movement of the 1950s and 60s to make the office feel more welcoming, the concept of an office brings to mind something completely different.
Workplace design has evolved to better accomodate our needs as humans, and not just as workers—and companies are better for it. Even more, with the newfound movement of remote work, the design of an office matters even more. After all, if your workers have the option of staying home, getting them to come into the office from time-to-time means making it an exciting and worthwhile place to actually come in to.
There's no reason to be intimidated by the prospect of designing your company's office. In fact, following a few core modern office desin principles, which we'll go through below, will ensure you get 90% of the way there to building a space that your workers look forward to visiting.