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How To Layout Effective And Productive Workplace And Workspace Environments

Thursday, October 18th, 2012

Designing an office workplace that works efficiently can be an overwhelming and challenging task, especially, if you have no idea where to start or finish. Properly designed workspaces will matter in terms or comfort, as well as productivity. Employees want adequate privacy while continuing ongoing communication between co-workers when necessary.

From traditional office layouts to a modern office space, you can have comfortable, functional and affordable office workplaces and workspaces created with truly workable space in mind.

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is here to help you create an office layout that includes workspace designed for better work productivity while making the workplace as comfortable as possible.

The following are workplace and workspace designs to consider:

Create Central Hubs. With central office hubs throughout the workplace, you will encourage your employees to work as a powerful team to achieve business success. How? Internal communications and inter-departmental interaction encourages better communication between office departments. At these central office hubs, copiers, fax machines, scanners and any shared equipment should all be available. You can even have a snack central hub created in the office that includes coffee makers, snack machines and water coolers. This food hub will give employees a reason to get to know each other better and work more effectively together, as they reenergize for work.

Ideal central hubs should feature comfortable seating, cafe tables, and counters with stools. This furniture setup will encourage employees to celebrate birthdays, hold small meetings, have casual conversations and truly bond.

You can also install a bulletin board so you can list company announcements, employee awards and notices. This will encourage your staff to have ongoing interactions at the workplace and remain in the know of work updates. Your business atmosphere will also be depicted as a very welcoming and pleasant one.

Design An Open Space. The traditional office layout of a labyrinth made from high-walled cubicles is outdated. These traditional office furnishings divide an office, stifle communication between employees and make it hard for clients and potential employees to get a feel for the company’s personality and culture. Everything is hidden behind generic office panels. This is not something you want for your business because transparency is key to modern day business success.

To reinvent your office space, open it up. Let staff see one another. Allow natural light to shine into the core of your office building. With open office space, employees will naturally communicate between one another and work better together. Set up a few small meeting tables in the center of each office department to provide a welcome area where casual meetings can take place. Design private meeting rooms as well for confidential business conversations.

Create An Office Layout Design Tailored To Staff Work Tasks. So often the number of staff members influence office layout. Yes, the gradual addition of staff to an office space matters but office design and furnishing should also consider how employees naturally interact and how they should interact to be highly efficient and productive at work.

One effective and productive way to layout an office design is to locate support staff right next to a manager. This will allow the support staff to work together and quickly address and resolve any concerns in the workplace. Better communication will result in better work efficiency.

No matter what you envision, Edwards & Hill is here to provide you quality furniture, great pricing and exceptional customer service. We can assemble your furniture; assist you with furniture project management and coordination services. We can also help you with interior design, space planning and more!

Edwards & Hill Office Furniture is a leading office planner and supplier for commercial companies, government agencies and individual consumers nationwide. We sell and install office furniture, as well as design and plan office layouts. We even help you relocate and handle planning, marketing, public relations, and film and video production.

Since 1998, when Managing Partner Tony Hill and Partner Hans Edwards founded Edwards & Hill Communications, we have provided clients with creative solutions to complex problems and know how to tailor our products and services to your specific needs.

To give one shining example of what you can expect when you retain the services of Edwards & Hill, we developed the office floor plan and supplied all custom office furniture, computers, audio/visual equipment, customer cueing system and electric lateral filing systems for the new Visitor Control Center (VCC) at Ft. George G. Meade Army Base in Maryland. These needs were specific and complex, and we met them to the great satisfaction of our customer. We also installed 74 rooms every 24 hours and completed the installation of 2000 guest rooms and suites at the Gaylord National Hotel on time.We brought it all together from start to finish and we can do the same for you.

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Source: http://smallbusiness.chron.com/office-workplace-workspace-designs-work-3004.html