IMPROVE PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH OFFICE DESIGN
Offices are spaces within buildings setup to host organizations or businesses by providing environments for them to run their operations. They vary in size, layout and design. In the modern times, offices are being designed to create an identity to the brand which they accommodate. Therefore, interior design of offices varies from one organization to the other.
Office interior design is determined by various factors. These factors include among others: office functions, number of users, type of services, space available, scale and capital available.
Office arrangement affects productivity of workers and wayfinding within the office. There are many ways in which this can be achieved. We have discussed here 6 smart ways to arrange your office space to achieve high levels of productivity.
Empty office space undergoing reorganization.
1. Design for circulation and interactions
Design with circulation in mind for to allow easy movement of people within the office. Offices that have substantial circulation areas record higher users’ productivity unlike offices with constrained circulation spaces.
Interactive spaces such as a kitchen, breakout areas or a café within the office encourage staff interactions and consequently improve on organization’s innovation marks. Interactive spaces designed within an office provide freedom, comfort and a sense of unity.
This is where you apply the mantra ‘less is more’. It involves ways such as monochromatic design, simplicity and reduced decorative styles. This approach results to a clean office that is approachable, usable and comprehensible. Decorations can be incorporated during design which paves way to intentional positioning.
3. Declutter your office space
In many instances, we often choose to preserve old paperwork and other junks generated in an office. For you to have a well-organized office, it is important to get rid of old unnecessary items that eat up your space.
Example, you can scan old documents and store them in soft in case you may need them in the future or sell/donate old appliances that are no longer used in your office.
4. Go wireless
Cables in an office can be numerous depending on the size of the organization and the type of infrastructure installed. Electricity, internet, network and other cables can be many and span for many metres in a small office. Such cabling may affect circulation by causing risky exposures. The sight of cables running all over in an office is not interesting either.
Where possible, employ wireless solutions which reduce the spaces occupied by cables and hassles of running and finding cables when needed. The other option is managing the cables by introducing flexible conduit and cable trunking to achieve a neat office space.
5. Embrace technology
Technology has influenced how offices are designed and organized. This is because technology has changed how things are done. In an office, it is possible to embrace technology by doing away with activities and appliances that eat up spaces.
Example, by embracing cloud technology, an office may go paperless, invest in latest computing devices that are smaller in size such as the use of a laptop over a desktop computer.
All these methods provide and effective way of achieving simple office arrangements. However, interior design is more than that. It is advisable to consult an interior designer to have office design that meet your expectations.
TRIAD Interiors Design for interactions and circulation at Standard Charterd Bank Yaya Centre
Minimalistic interior design for simple and comprehensible space
Well organized office
Go wireless where possible. Avoid cables running all over.
Embrace the use of technology