“Productivity is never an accident. It is always the result of a commitment to excellence, intelligent planning, and focused effort.” — Paul J. Meyer
The work environment that you operate out of can seriously make or break your workflow, creativity, and general attitude towards work. If you have a team of employees that work for you, then increasing and encouraging a sense of productivity in the office is something that is constantly at the forefront of your mind. Setting up your office space to achieve optimal work flow is crucial for your business.
Here are 3 ways for you to achieve a productive work space:
PLAN THE LAYOUT
Visualise the layout of your office according to workflow or according to how you would like your company or office to be perceived to all who enter. How you structure the office is the stepping stone to a work environment that is both inviting and enticing. Create a vibrant entrance by placing plants at the front desk. Living walls are a huge trend in office spaces. Recreate your own personalised one with our plant boxes. These are so effective to add a sense of class and sophistication while bringing some life to a generally stale space. Because let’s be honest. No one likes a generic office space – so liven it up with plants.
Off the back of mentioning generic office spaces; move away from cubicles and separated work stations to encourage a sense of community amongst your employees. Having a colleague at arms length to run ideas off of is great for work quality and office morale.
SPACE FOR BREATHING
In the working world of today, the deadlines and high demands from modern society’s standards have now positioned itself where we are perceived to be available 24/7, 7 days a week. With clients and colleagues being able to reach you via WhatsApp, Instagram, LinkedIn, email, and any other combination of communicative apps, creating a space in your office where your employees can grab a technologically silent moment to have a break and a breather will show that you care about your staff and their well-being. Because you really do. Stress workers produce stressed work.
Clutter is the leading cause of <insert whatever word is applicable to you>. Be intentional about designating areas in the office for file storage, a kitchen for eating and drinking, a R&R space for downtime, and then the office space for work mode. Encourage a culture in your office of clutter free desk spaces and maybe consider investing in bookshelves that can be used for storage. Keep work with work and dishes in the kitchen. If there is a designated space for everything, then there will be no reason for staff to pile things up on their desks.
And there you have it. A quick read through our 3 approaches to take when planning your office layout. We have immense skill in producing customisable office furniture to assist in creating an optimised working environment. If you have any needs and would like to get in touch for a quote on your dream desk or bookshelf for the office, then get in touch!