Published at Wednesday, April 25th 2018. by dembala in Office Design.
Choosing the right office space and design can be a critical decision for any business. You need to have a place to operate your business and proper equipments to accomplish the tasks. Office space as it is referred to here mean not only where you manage your accounting functions but also where you do your actual production. Setting up a small office isnt just a matter of lugging office equipment into a room and plugging it in. Because your home office space is first and foremost a working space the most important element of your office design is the infrastructure.
Space Layout By selecting ergonomic chairs and workstations to maximize physical comfort or by installing shelving and cabinets to keep the work area tidy you can help increase employee productivity. However there is something that has a much more pronounced effect on employee function and psychology: the overall space plan. Planning an office space layout is not unlike urban planning in that people need both public and private spaces to function adequately and productively. By applying the urban planning model to office space design the ideal office layout should have both private and public meeting spaces private office and more public ones (cubicles) and various passageways to allow for easy traffic flow such as hallways and corridors.
When it comes to adding your personal style to your office your choices will depend on your tastes. Pictures are the easiest way to personalize your office. Family photos add a personal touch to your office. Hang them on the walls or place a few on your desk. Frame your diplomas and degrees in rich looking frames and hang them where they can be seen. They will remind you of all the hard work and dedication it took to get where you are and will show clients the same. If you have neutral coloured walls choose bright and colourful pictures such as landscapes or abstracts. If your wall colour is rich and deep opt for black and white pictures as a contrast.
When a city is planned well the communication channels are well-designed and accessible so that people feel a sense of community and togetherness. In the same way an office layout will dictate the sense of community that the employees feel. The office layout influences the manner in which the staff communicate with each other the length and quality of their interactions how they socialize and ultimately how they learn from each other in both formal and informal ways. When planning the office design a balance needs to be struck between the ability to interact in open spaces and the ability to work in privacy. This means it is critical to take into consideration the specific job requirements of all of the staff members when planning an office layout. Depending on an individuals tasks some employees will need a higher level of privacy to allow for deeper concentration while others will need to be in communication at all times. For example a tight corner cubicle with high panels would not be suitable for people in a creative role who need to be in constant communication with their team. Sales people on the other hand may need to be in quieter enclosed spaces so that they can carry on confidential phone conversations or conduct meetings in private.
Every company wants to fit as many people as possible in the allotted space for the best price possible. Reducing overhead costs of leasehold space and/or decreasing utility expenses for a building your own has an immediate and measurable impact on the bottom line. And of course the synergies of having a more effective work environment can boost productivity. Design obstacles are the structural constraints within a building that can create issues when space planning and office furniture including columns load bearing walls windows and odd-shaped rooms that office must be designed around. A custom furniture manufacturer such as Interior Concepts Inc. can literally build furniture to suit your unique floor plan. Commercial interior design and facilities were originally designed to be office spaces; they have adequate power lighting and ventilation for office work spaces built into their design. This will probably not be the case with your house or other building that you have decided to use as a small or home office.
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