A Guide to Effective Office Design
Creating Your Workplace Identity
The design of your office provides the opportunity to create a place of business that will maintain and enhance your corporate identity. It will enable you to showcase your priorities, values, and image to your customers. First impressions do matter so the initial visual impact of your office design will play a key part. All companies understand the importance of having an effective workforce who are motivated and happy so using experienced office design services also has a major role to play in getting the right feel and look for your staff. A well-designed workplace will play an integral role in motivating, developing, and engaging your employees which should result in improved efficiency and business performance.
Using quality office design services
Working with an office fit-out business who understands your company values and appreciates both the aesthetic qualities and functional aspects you want to include in your new workplace is essential to a successful office fit-out. A quality fit-out company will take you through each stage of the office design and space planning process. This may involve all or some of the following:
- Work space Appraisal
The starting point for any office fit-out is to carry out a detailed analysis of both your current and future business objectives and office space requirements. This can then be assessed against your current office space size and configuration and the budget available.
- Office Space Planning
This is all about achieving the most appropriate and cost effective office space solutions to meet your specific requirements and maximizing the use of space, facilities, and equipment. It will deal with the basic facts such as how much office space is available, how many people need to work in the space, what sort of work they will be doing, as well as the practical issues of your meeting rooms, breakout areas, reception, storage, kitchen requirements etc.
- Office Design
The design focuses on the look and feel of your new office and the way that partitioning, furniture, flooring, and lighting are used to create your ideal office environment that reflects your business objectives, brand values, and budget. You should be looking for flexible and practical solutions when it comes to designing your office space and build flexibility into the scheme so that design elements can change as styles do. Colour is a great cost-effective way to bring a desired ambience into your workplace that reflects the company.