The product of our company is an engineering workflow platform for enterprises. In order to configure new projects in this platform, a great deal of configuration and modeling (product hierarchy etc.) needs to be done.
End-users don't do any configuration, they just perform tasks.
This is why our platform has two environments, and administrative one and an operational one, that are separated entirely. Currently, it's difficult to tell these environments apart. Same color scheme, same navigation layout (tabs).
My question: should we create explicit differences in styling so that the environments are more distinct? What is a best practice in this respect?