People often ask us about the best possible way to design and furnish an office. The truth is, we don’t have an answer. We can’t tell you what’s “best” because the fact of the matter is that no two businesses are alike. Each office you walk into will perform different tasks, have different styles and preferences, and need different things. As such, each office needs to make distinct choices in office furniture, design, and layout. So while we can’t tell you what’s definitively the “best,” we hope what follows is helpful in getting you to think about how to optimize the most productive office layout for you.
The primary goal here is, of course, function. So, before furnishing your office, think about what exactly the function of your office is, the work you need from your space and your furniture, and the best ways to combine the two. For example, if you have a more creative workplace that’s full of millennials, they might appreciate a more open, collaborative layout, with plenty of group work stations, brainstorming areas, and flawless incorporation of multimedia. On the other hand, if you run a number-crunching, individualized, quiet workplace, you’ll need to create separated work stations, where everyone can keep their items organized and their thoughts to themselves.
Style is important for giving that productive office layout a personal touch, but shouldn’t go so far with aesthetics as to detract from the productivity. While you might be longing for a huge, open floor plan, the reality is that a space that’s too big can be just as problematic as one that’s too small. It works the same with office furniture. If you really love this huge, ornate, wooden desk, but you have nowhere to reasonably fit it in your office, then it doesn’t bode well for a productive office layout, and you might be better off with a more compact desk.
The most important step in designing the best office layout for your company is the first one. Assess what you need from your space and your furniture, then work from there. If you have any questions or concerns during or after that assessment, feel free to give us a call.
Collaborative Office Furniture with Edwards & Hill
Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is proud to furnish corporate offices as well as providing quality furniture for hospitality businesses, educational settings, local casinos, and healthcare facilities. Tony Hill, Managing Partner, and Hans Edwards, Partner, have been working together since 1998 to provide quality multimedia and furniture products and services to a number of different businesses and industries. To get started with Edwards & Hill, call us today at 301-317-4250. You can also fill out our online contact form to ask specific questions about any of our products or services.