Posts Tagged ‘office layout’

5 Office Layout Tips

Monday, May 6th, 2019
As you're planning your office design, keep these five aspects in mind.

As you’re planning your office design, keep these five aspects in mind.

When you are designing an office, the layout is a huge and important consideration. At first glance, it may seem like a little thing that doesn’t require much attention or consideration. The truth is that the layout of the office can influence productivity and morale. As you’re planning your new office design or your office redesign, keep these five aspects of design in mind.


Organizing Your Office

Thursday, October 11th, 2018
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Use these tips to increase productivity.

You spend a lot of time in your office, and you need it to be in top shape shape for you to do your best work. As the projects pile up and you spend more and more time at work, you can find yourself in an office that has become cluttered. A messy office can be distracting and cause you to become anxious and ultimately unproductive. Here are some organizational tips you can use to get your office organized.


Designing Your Home Office

Thursday, October 4th, 2018
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Your home office should be a comfortable, productive place.

The ability to work from home provides flexibility, but as telecommuters know, working from home is still work. Since this is the case, the layout of your home office is just as important as the one in your company office. Here are some things to consider when you’re creating your home office. (more…)

Benefits of an Open Office Plan

Friday, November 10th, 2017
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Discover the benefits of an open office plan.

In an effort to boost productivity and office morale, many businesses are considering the advantages and benefits of using an open office design plan. This takes away the traditional cubicle and office layout, breaks down the walls, and brings everyone into a more shared space. For new businesses or those moving into a new commercial space, consider the way in which an open office plan will contribute to the individual success of your staff and the overall success of your business.    (more…)

How to Create Quiet Spaces in an Open Office Plan

Friday, December 2nd, 2016
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An open office layout doesn’t have to be full of distractions.

Open offices have been trending in office design for some time now. Today, as many as 70% of office spaces are designed with an open layout. Open offices are certainly advantageous for collaborative workflows. However, when it comes to getting work done individually, sharing your space with a lot of other employees can present a big challenge. Studies have shown that employees in open office spaces are less productive, more nervous, stressed, and overall dissatisfied with their working environment. This is why it’s so important to find quiet areas within your office layout where workers can concentrate. Here are a few tips. (more…)

How to Stay Warm in a Cold Office

Friday, October 14th, 2016
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Don’t let a cold office get the best of you when you’re trying to work.

It’s that strange time of year when you can’t be entirely sure whether it’s going to be freezing cold or blistering hot by the end of the day. And since it’s not quite winter yet, your boss may still be unwilling to turn on the heat. Making your office comfortable is essential for improving productivity and well-being. Here are a few strategies you can take for warming up your office cubicle. (more…)

Making Your Office Move Seamless and Headache Free

Friday, July 29th, 2016
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The right planning can make your next office move less stressful.

Moving your entire company from one location to another can be both overwhelming and a struggle, especially when the burden of responsibility falls on employees with little experience in office relocation. With poor planning, things are bound to go wrong, and could cost your business thousands of dollars. Here are a few tips for making your next office move an easy, painless experience. (more…)

Opening Up About Open Desk Configurations

Friday, May 27th, 2016
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Consider an open desk configuration next time you rearrange your office.

As we’ve learned from our posts about furnishing an office for millennials and designing a productive office layout, collaboration is key in 2016. With focus in many workplaces shifting from individualized efforts to teamwork, new office arrangements have begun taking hold. One such idea is the implementation of open desk configurations. Let’s dive a little deeper into the matter to find out just what’s so great about open desk configurations. (more…)

Tips for a Productive Office Layout

Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Productive office layout

Lay out your office in a way that makes the most sense for your business.

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. (more…)

The Benefits of the Break Room

Monday, April 20th, 2015
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When you enter an office space, there are a few rooms you are bound to see. You will have a few large offices dedicated to the superiors for the company. You will have many smaller offices for team members to work in. You will also have a conference room where meetings with team members and clients take place. However, there is one room that some businesses are considering doing away with, the break room. While the break room may seem to harm productivity, it actually brings three key benefits to your team members. Without these benefits, you may find a larger decrease in productivity and morale throughout your team.

  1. Socialization- Team members are always encouraged to have positive working relationships with their fellow members. While some supervisors may believe that a break room helps to promote gossip, it really helps to promote a healthy and enjoyable work environment as long as the room isn’t abused.
  2. Productivity- While some may think that the use of a break room harms productivity, it has actually been shown that a break room in the office helps to improve productivity. Employees who are forced to sit at their desk without a break of some type for an entire work day are more likely to become stressed and burnt out. When employees become disgruntled and agitated, their productivity tends to drop dramatically.
  3. Disengage- An office break room is the perfect space for employees to disengage from their tasks for a moment. The office break room tends to also include a microwave and refrigerator to provide a comfortable area for employees to eat their lunches.

Instead of doing away with the office break room, businesses should revisit how they treat their work day oasis. Guidelines should be set as far as break room usage while tasks are assigned to team members to ensure the room stays clean and healthy.

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