How To Maximize Office Space With Space Planning
A great way to maximize your office space and give it an updated look is through office space planning. Not only does it help accommodate a large number of employees under one roof, it helps to increase your office’s team efficiency through the sharing of information and resources.
Important Factors to Consider When Planning and Making Choices
Expansion – Most ignore this possibility when planning their office layout. Most of the time, they take into consideration that the office needs to be laid out in such a way that personnel who occupy the office on a day to day basis can work efficiently, but they rarely factor expansion into their planning. Instead, they end up trying to accommodate every new employee and piece of furniture into the existing floor plan like a forced piece of a jigsaw puzzle.
Interaction and Supervision – The layout of your office will have a huge impact on the way employees interact and how supervision is maintained.
Capacity – When creating your ideal office space, you must take into consideration cooling, heating, plug sockets, lighting and many other capacity issues; plan ahead for these situations so that you do not have to address the problem down the road. Again, this goes back to planning ahead for expansion.
There is an art to office space planning, which when broken down is balancing shared facilities and space with the needs and capabilities of your organization.
There are a few questions you should ask in the beginning stages of planning:
Do I want an open plan or an office plan? (This has been a long debated topic)
Have I addressed the operational needs of my employees?
Do I have space to install meeting rooms?
How much space will I need for future changes?
Does my plan help to foster positivity, motivation and satisfaction?
Will my plan meet building codes and regulations, employee accommodation and accessibility?
What else should be considered as the plan is developed?
ROSI offers free office space planning and design to all of our prospective customers. Our trained staff creates 2D and 3D drawings to maximize square footage and support business objectives.
Our goal is to create incredible workspaces that boost productivity while upgrading the look of your office environment.
Send us room dimensions or a floor plan to get started with your free space plan.