Have you been neglecting to update your office space because you think office planning is only about aesthetics? Think again. Having a well planned and designed office space can improve your business in a wide variety of ways. First of all, a well-planned office space makes a great first impression on clients and customers as they come in. Additionally, you improve time management, communication, and productivity within your workforce.
Save Money and Time
When you put time and money into well-planned office design, the results can save you significantly. When you are fully utilizing your space and have quality furnishings, you’ll reduce the amount of wasted square footage in your office. In many poorly designed spaces companies are missing out on valuable office space because of poorly planned designs that take up too much space with too little impact. Other instances of lousy design leave too much unused open space that could be more effectively utilized. A secondary aspect of good office design is to ensure that you’re choosing quality furnishings. Ergonomic and well-crafted furniture will save you in the long run as it breaks less frequently and provides that employees health isn’t affected. Every year millions of dollars in productivity and workman’s compensation is lost because of ill-suited office furniture that causes injury and strain.
When you plan your office space with your team in mind rather than a general idea of what an office might look like you’ll find that the approach will be different. For some sectors, you might find that closed, quieter spaces allow for better productivity. For others, an open layout format may improve collaboration and creative thinking. Regardless, when you develop an area suited for each department, you can ensure that everyone is in the best setting for enhancing communication and teamwork for increased productivity.
When your staff is better able to communicate, in a setting, they enjoy, and comfortable they are far more able to stay focused on their tasks. Office design plays a huge role in how effective or ineffective a team can work together. This year, commit to ensuring that your staff isn’t losing steam due to poor office design!
Ready to Organize Your Office? Mark Downs is Here to Help.
If you are ready to design your next office, Mark Downs will be here to guide you through the entire process. If you have questions, give us a call at 410-771-6800 or visit us at our Cockeysville showroom. To see what we are up to and for tips and tricks, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.