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13th June 2018

Why is Office Design Important?

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Creating an effective office design shouldn’t be expensive or difficult. When making a design for your office, planning is crucial and you need to have a detailed understanding about your business operations so you can create an office space that is functional and user friendly. The design should also accommodate for future growth so it can grow along with your business. There are reasons why office design is so important for the workplace and we have decided to highlight some of them here.

Space Planning: Space planning is all about optimising the space you already have and making room to grow while saving time and money in the process. By taking a look at the space you already have and deciding how it will best suit your business, you can create an effective and productive workspace for your team.

Workplace Assessment: This is where an experienced architectural firm comes in useful. They will conduct a comprehensive workplace assessment, factoring in the existing layout and your business’ needs, and create a design that works for you.

Productivity: The workplace should remain functional and it needs to allow for higher productivity. Think about the traffic inside the office and make sure that there’s no obstruction to the workflow. Motivating colours can spur workers into completing their tasks in a timely manner. You may need to tear down a few walls to make sure that there’s enough room for cooperation between your team. To make things easier, it is better to choose an existing office space with a layout that ensures better productivity.

Cost saving opportunities: When moving to a new workplace, consider whether there are things that can be salvaged or reused from the old workplace. The new office design should allow as many items as possible from the old workplace, as long as they are still functional.

Aesthetics: Aesthetics are essentials used to improve comfort when employees are working in the office. There is specific furniture and furnishing that can work well in improving the design of the office as well as specific interior color palettes, artwork and other elements that can improve the aesthetics of your office. This factor can also help to elevate the reputation of the business. Potential clients could get a very positive first impression when visiting an office with excellent aesthetics.

Business owners should define what sort of office design that’s best for their operational needs. It’s not a good idea to just choose current or trending designs if they don’t work for them. It is often better to choose an office design that showcases the value and principle of your company.

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