Effective Workspace Planning
Your workforce spend close to 30% of their lives in the workplace, so it's no surprise that their working environment ranks as the most important factor in job satisfaction. Companies are therefore looking at the way in which they use their office space more carefully in order to reduce occupancy costs and improve workforce efficiency.
Effective workspace planning will enable your company to use their real estate dollars more effectively in terms of getting the right size office and to make best use of every square foot that is available.
When considering the organizational layout of your new office, here are a few important factors to keep in mind:
Comfort vs Suitability
Choose your office furniture carefully and make sure it is comfortable, ergonomic and suitably designed for the task in hand. All office furniture should be easily adjustable to suit universal employee needs.
Employees need to be located in the right proximity to those they interact most with. They may communicate internally with other employees and also with clients. Workstations need to be carefully laid out and configured so that there is a good flow of communication, and if you have a cellular office, work out the appropriate proximity for each individual office so that the layout enhances and promotes strong communication ethics.
Discover how the departments interact with each other and what information and resources they need to carry out the duties productively. Some departments may require a lot of printing of documents so need to be located near a comms room, others require a quieter part of the office for document analysis or phone calls. All this can be discovered at the Space Planning Conceptualisation Phase which is carried out by a professional Office Space Planner.
They will use this information to plan an effective workspace that is optimal, efficient and makes best use of every inch of square foot you have available. Find an Office Space Planner in your Area here.
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