Designing an office that’s fit for purpose
Your office needs to be a functional space from which to work; a pleasant and comfortable environment from which to host client meetings, a place to be inspired and also a place that can positively represent your brand. Whether you have two or two hundred employees, you will need to carefully consider how you want the space to be configured so that it meets the needs of your business.
Below you'll find some important office design and layout factors to consider:
How you want to work
Every business comes with it’s own personality and way of working, and these requirements need to be communicated through your space plan. Perhaps you need a break out space for informal staff meetings, brainstorming or as a chill out area. Storage may be an important aspect of your business for retaining client records, or you might need lots of natural light for detailed design work. Consider all these things when configuring your space plan to ensure that you make best use of all the available space.
Your staff are likely to be spending large amounts of time sitting at their desk, so make sure you invest in decent office furniture. Investing in good, ergonomic chairs will help your staff feel much more comfortable and will help support a productive workforce.
If you host regular client meetings in your office, you will need to think about the design and configuration of your meeting room to make sure it is comfortable and spacious. Make the meeting room inviting and a showcase of your work and/or brand. If you have the room, invest in a decent flat screen computer to display on the wall so you and your clients have a point of reference when discussing projects.
Flexible office storage solutions can help improve the efficiency of space. These might include setting up touch-down areas for when more mobile employees need to work for a short period, and you may want to rethink recreational spaces to avoid any wasted office space. It is essential to understand the full requirements when designing office space, to ensure that your office is designed to meet and align with the needs of your business.
For more information download the Tenant’s Guide to Office Design.
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