Designing an office layout can come across as tricky and sometimes, even severely challenging. This is because there are many a need to be considered and numerous ideas that are to be brought together. From floor planning to furniture to lighting to office workstation design and arrangements to the placement of machines and equipment, well, the list goes on and on.
While it is definitely overwhelming, proper office layout design rewards you with a pleasant, productive working environment. More than half of the employees in this world rank their office environment as one of the most important elements of job satisfaction and it is therefore mandatory that you don't overlook the most important aspect of designing your office, that is the office layout.
There are a number of office design companies. However, finding the one that caters to your needs and suits your budget is quite a task. To help you out with this seemingly arduous task, we've gathered a bunch of tips that would ease out the entire process of designing the office layout. Here you go!
- Natural light: there can never be too much of it: most of the workers today spend as much as 90% of their office hours indoors, many of them stuck to the screens away from windows. The lack of natural light hampers productivity and often causes mood swings. Also, natural light provides a feeling of open space, thus defying the true dimensions of your office space.
- A bunch of break-out space s: Break-out space, or simply put, any space away from the work desk is a crucial space that aids is creativity and takes down the barriers to communication. Your employees need little more than spaces for having lunch.
- Try and give each workstation a touch of personalization: While the proper amount of space for everyone and everything is an absolute must, as an employer, you must also focus on planning your office space in a way that helps your employees make their workstation their own . This would awaken a sense of ownership among your employees and would boost their morale and productivity, and also their loyalty towards the company.
- Invest in multi-purpose furniture: Everything grand doesn't always have grand utility. Invest in small, slick, multi-purpose furniture that can be re-stacked and rearranged as per the changing needs. Also, it does not matter however boot-strapped you are, never settle in budget furniture because there are several ill-effects of half-priced furniture that you don't initially realize. And trust me in this, you won't be saving anything in the long run.
Source by Shweta Bisht
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