Published at Tuesday, 31 July 2018. Office Design. By dembala.
Either way whether the office space is more open-concept or has more private offices it is always a good idea to designate rooms for coffee breaks and office equipment to an area away from the main workstations. In this way the noise level will not bother other staff members. Lighting Having access to good artificial lighting or daylight is known to increase productivity. When people work under bad lighting conditions they can develop eyestrain headaches and general irritability. Particularly dark spaces can have a pronounced psychological effect and depress the brain. Employees should have access to their own lighting so that they can make the necessary lighting adjustments depending on the task they are carrying out. Well-designed artificial lighting will increase functionality however there is no comparison to natural daylight and this should be maximized wherever possible. Windows provide a connection to the outside world and should be used whenever the building design allows for it. Open plan layouts that employ low cubicle panels or glass panels can maximize the entry of natural light into the office. Skylights are also a good alternative when windows are not an option.
Immediate Improvement on the Lighting Inside the Office A brilliantly designed office interior will certainly have good lighting. This is important especially because most of the work in an office is done using a computer and the wrong lighting can affect comfort and even health of the staff. An interior designer for the office will carefully study and factor in shadows and light that fall in a particular area in order to reduce glare from both natural light from the windows or the lights installed in the workplace. Different types of lighting can also make a room feel smaller or bigger so planning ahead which one to use will answer to the whatever the organization wants to achieve. Even the colour of the lights can affect people as some may easily cause head aches.
How does this urban planning model play out in terms of office productivity? Office assistants for example are generally situated in spaces that are more public often close to the main passageways so that they are more accessible to their supervisors and other staff members. In contrast more senior management tend to have offices with doors so that they are able to hold private meetings or work in seclusion if their tasks require a deeper level of concentration. Of course the company culture will ultimately dictate where senior management put their offices. It is a trend among some types of companies for managers and CEOs to sit in open workstations along with their staff so as to appear more accessible.
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