Future Furniture provides effective space planning not only a happy work force but also to help flow of work!
Planning your office space
Some businesses and companies spare no thought for space planning within their offices, whilst others spend time, money and energy looking at how work and people flow within their office, creating the perfect environment for their employees.
Planning the space within your office means facing many challenges and questions, such as identifying and organising practical considerations as well as considerations such as budget, occupancy levels etc.
Sound challenging? Follow these simple steps to help you plan the space effectively...
No matter if you are looking to plan new office space, or re-model an existing office, you need to be clear about why you are doing it and what you are wanting to achieve. For example, some companies decide that effective space planning will lead to an increase in productivity or creativity, while other business recognise the need to increase flexibility within their office, especially if there are 'pinch points' within their business 'time' which necessitates a flexible approach. For other businesses it might to reduce office costs but moving from a larger office to a smaller portion to reduce rent or occupancy costs.
Deciding what your objectives are when it comes to space planning will help in making the right choices for you and your business.
Depending on the nature of your business, there may be decision that need making that are essential when it comes to space planning. If your office is visible to your customers, for example, there may be aspects or areas of your office that do not need or that you do not want 'on show' (expensive equipment, for example).
There are many choices here; some are guided by the nature of your business whilst others are driven by personal likes and dislikes. For example, do your employees need individual, semi-private work booths or cubicles? Or, do you prefer and need an open plan office? Or do you need a mix of open plan, with meeting rooms?
Most businesses, no matter which industry you are in, need office space from time-to-time and, although open plan offices is a great space for work flow and creativity, there are instances in any business where a more private meeting space is needed.
There are many additional considerations for any business and can depend on how many employees a business has, for example. Where will they take rest breaks or socialise, eat lunch etc. many companies are realising the benefits of having 'circulating spaces' for example, where employees can exchange ideas on work or projects in hand.
Effective space planning is key to not only a happy work force but also to flow of work! No matter how much space you have, there are companies that can help you plan your office space that you get the best out of the area. Future Furniture is one of those companies - why not give them a call?