The office where we spend our most of time be careful about the functionality and comfort of office. The working conditions and environment of an office is directly affected by the office design. If your office is small and have less space to walk through then it looks cluttered and can affect the efficiency of employees. To work properly in the office there is need to have a clutter free office. To create healthy and productive environment in the office plan office carefully.
Plan the Office
Right planning of office is necessary for the functionality of office. The designer should have the knowledge of basic requirements of office. He should know how to utilize the available space and can understand the structure of building. When planning an office the necessities of business and clients should be considered. The office should have enough space to sit employees as well as to walk easily there. Reception, Pantry, conference room, executive office, board room, and waiting room, open office plan for employees or cubicles are the main requirements of an office planning. It depends on the nature of work that which room is necessary for office. It is necessary to plan office design keeping in mind future requirements.
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Reception of an office has an important place to welcome the clients and visitors. The reception is a place where we welcome visitors and clients at office. If the business has the nature of frequent visitors in the office then it requires impressive design of reception area.
Conference room is a central place of an office and a well designed conference room will impress everybody. Conference room should be designed in such a manner that the participants can communicate easily with each other. The furniture of conference room should be well designed and comfortable. Necessary equipments are also required for presentation so it should be take care that the conference room have space to keep all the equipments.
Cubicles or Open floor plan
Some organizations find that giving each employee its private space increases the productivity. Cubicles can be opted for private office if your business requires some privacy. But some organization find that an open office plan may increase the productivity of employees as employees can communicate with each other, which increase the sense of team work in employees.
The storage units are necessity of an office. Storage units can be cupboard, filing cabinet, drawer unit these are free standing or build in to walls. Free standing cabinets are more demanding as these can be moved anywhere.
Toilet of office doesn’t have to be modern, but they have to be adequate in numbers. A clean and well maintained toilet depends on the activity of staff also. Tiled surface can also help people to make it clean as it is easy to clean tiled floor. Exhaust fan are helpful for proper ventilation, this can make a toilet hygienic. Facilities for dispensing toilet should also be provided. Separate toilet for men and women can be provided here.
Making your office as comfortable as possible make you enjoy your work in office. The more inviting and organized office make you serve better. The proper planning of office design makes your employees more efficient and productive.