Office layout is often a second thought to productivity. However many businesses do not realise how the two are so closely associated.
Office space is an important consideration for any business, no matter its size. More so, within that office space, desk arrangement and general office layout can promote individualism, co- operation and teamwork.
It can also create a feeling of hierarchy or put all staff members on equal footing. Through the use of open plan sections or break- out- areas, office space can affect the way in which employees and clients view the business.
For small businesses especially, it is important to consider office layout. Furniture positioning can promote a healthy level of communication within a business and certainly assists in maximising productivity. Offering employees a place within the office that encourages a sense of belonging will promote encouragement.
Not only does office layout play a large role in the productivity of the employee, it also plays a part in the customers’ experience. If you are part of a business that sees many clients come into your office space on a daily basis, it is important to present them with a positive and professional image of your company.
Using aesthetically pleasing furniture and an office layout that represents the professionalism of your company, clients are far more likely to appreciate your company and want to do business with you.
The office space you have to work with will determine how you are able to layout furniture and position employees. Finding the right amount of space is important. It prevents having to squeeze too many people into an uncomfortably undersized space. Like- wise, having too much space and not filling it will create uncomfortable spaces around an office. Although many companies utilise larger office space in the hope to grow, it is important to make use of as much space as possible around the office. Empty areas may come across negatively to clients.
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