Office Design Tips to Support your Staff most Effectively
Office Design Tips to Support your Staff
The design and layout of your office space plays a key role in boosting staff performance and maintaining high levels of productivity.
By following these practical office design tips, you can inexpensively transform your office into a space that encourages a productive workflow, keeps staff engaged and makes for a happy workforce all round.
Private versus collaborative spaces
The ideal office layout will have a good balance of open plan space, as well as enclosed booths/spaces for private and concentrated work. Remember that not everyone can work effectively in an open plan space, so if you are opting for open plan, set aside some office space to build private offices and/or study booths for those requiring a more quiet and concentrated environment.
Staff need to be comfortable at their workstations in order to carry out their day-to-day duties effectively. Office furniture needs to be adjustable and conforming to ergonomic requirements. Remember that not all workstation requirements will be the same, so make sure you assess each workstation individually and configure the desk accordingly.
Making the most of natural light resources will not only increase staff productivity, it also saves on energy bills too. As far as possible, place desks close to windows to make the most of natural light.
Finding ways to promote your brand through your office design is great not only for clients and visitors, but also make staff feel good about their place of work too. Effective signage in lobby areas, using your brands color scheme throughout, and promoting your brands key messages in conference rooms etc are all valuable ways to promote your brand through your office design.
Office size and location
The size and location of your office space are important factors to consider as far as your staff are concerned. An office which is too cramped will hamper productivity, too big and staff start to feel unmotivated. Similarly, the location needs to be easily accessible for staff to commute to and from home with adaquate facilities close by.
To find out more office design and space planning tips, download the Office Design Guide and find out how you can tranform your office space to support your staff most effectively.
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