Space Planning your New Office
Things to consider when space planning an office to achieve an inspiring and practical office space.
Office Space Planning is about creating a productive and comfortable office environment from which to work from. How you organise your new office space is a very important aspect of planning an office move, as the office design and layout will need to take into account both your current needs and your projections for the future. It will therefore need to be flexible and well-planned.
Thinking about how you are going to use your future office space should be considered early in the moving office process. You will need to consider an office space plan when you are choosing office space so that you can visualise the office space plan when viewing potential office properties and chose the office space that best suits your company’s working practices, brand and company culture.
Think about how the office space might be configured. If you are only looking for an open plan office, ensure you take an Office Design Company with you to view your shortlist of properties as knocking down walls in some offices may not be a viable option.
Take into account the way in which your staff interact internally with each other and with each department. Who needs to be adjacent to who? Don’t forget that change can be unsettling for staff when moving office, so try not to make too many changes to where they sit that might add to more anxiety.
Consider where to place IT equipment so that it doesn’t look untidy and is easily accessible to those who use it the most.
Forge ahead with all this in mind and take professional advice from your Office Design company, and your office space planning could result in many positive changes for your business to benefit from.
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