With the amount of time you spend in your office space, it is important to consider the layout, organization, and furniture in terms of efficiency. How do these things impact your space? How do they impact employees’ day-to-day work? The right space management strategies can help boost employee productivity and promote collaboration, allowing your business to simply work better. More importantly, the right interior design professionals can help you get there. Here are a few tips for creating an efficient office space that’s right for you.
Consider Equipment Needs
It is extremely important for an office space to meet the needs of your office in order to work efficiently. This seems simple, but it involves focusing on easily-overlooked details. For example, what kinds of technology and equipment will be used in your office? If your employees will need to give frequent presentations, then you need to plan to have a space where projectors or smart screens will allow for it. If your employees need dual monitors, you’ll have to make sure the office space has room for those kinds of desktop setups.
Promote Multiple Kinds of Work
The organization of your office is also key when it comes to the interior design. You’ll want to make sure there are a variety of spaces that can be used for a variety of office tasks. By promoting multiple kinds of work–for instance, individual work in an office or cubicle, as well as collaborative work spaces for team projects and problem solving–you will allow your team to work more efficiently and better organize their space.
Promote Employee Health
Employee health and comfort are extremely important for an efficient office space. This makes the furniture a very important detail of office design. Many office employees spend all day in a chair that causes stress on their body, which can result in chronic back pain and other health issues. With ergonomic chairs, footrests, and other comfort-focused office furniture, employees are better able to focus and find work more enjoyable. By ensuring your employees have comfortable, ergonomic furniture, you can promote better work from a comfortable position.
Design for the Day-to-Day
When considering design options for your office space, it’s important to take it back to the basics. Think about how the space will be used from day to day and how departments and other spaces can be placed to promote the most efficient use of office space. Thinking about design from the ground up this way will help you create an efficient office space.
Let Edwards & Hill Assist Your Interior Design Project
Need help with your commercial interior design project? Edwards & Hill can help you plan and install. Edwards and Hill is a leading office furniture supply and installation firm, able to install one cubicle with its applicable furnishings and computer hardware, yet equally adept at installing hundreds of cubicles, performing office relocation and reconfiguration services, including workstations, multiple offices, chairs, filing cabinets, and more. If you’re interested in talking to a professional about any of our services contact us at 301-317-4250.
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