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How to Smartly Design Your Office

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Your workplace is the most important place for your career and indicates how serious you are to your professional life. That is why it is immensely important to create a lasting impression and create the right professional statement, through your workplace.

If you own a business, you can run its affairs from anywhere. However, if you want it done in a professional way, then it is necessary to create a good workplace for you and your staff. This way, you can perform your duties more efficiently and professionally.

An office is a place where you should be more focused on your business to give full attention to work without any interruption. You can easily manage every department of your business, such as sales & marketing, distribution, accounts, recovery, client handling, etc.

For running the affairs of your business smoothly, you need to take care of some very important things, such as your office’s location, interior, office furniture and other equipment such as computers and stationery.

If you want to get maximum output from your staff, you need to take care of some key things to maintain the right environment. The workplace needs to be attractive for your staff, so they can give their 100 percent output for the organization. It is, therefore, important to hire a professional designer. As you do so, you should keep the following points in consideration.

  1. LOCATION

As soon as you decide to make your office the best professional workplace, then the first thing that you think of is a good location. The location of your office matters; if it is based near your target market or industry, then it would bring high convenience and productivity to your office. Find a place where you can use daylight more, and you have plenty of parking space for you, your staff and clients.

  1. DISTRIBUTION OF SPACE

The second most important thing is the distribution of space. It means that you should estimate as to how much of the space you need at present and will require in the future. Your room should be based at a location where you can communicate centrally with all of the other staff.

You might also want to establish area for the accounts, because it is the backbone of your business and you are unable to afford any kind of interruption. Moreover, there should be a conference room and plenty of space for the staff. The office overall should give a spacious feeling. Also make sure that the restroom and kitchen are located so that they may be easy to clean and maintain. Last but not least, allow good space for reception and the guests for the client’s visit to your office is the most important for your business or organization.

  1. FLOOR OF YOUR OFFICE:

The next thing after deciding about the space is the designing of your office and its floor. Porcelain tiles are good and they are available in different colors, designs, and sizes. You may also choose to use vinyl flooring. Then there is wood flooring, giving a powerfully natural effect to the floors. Another good idea is to use all three methods in different areas of your office according to the requirements, and give them a finishing touch with different themes.

  1. COLORS

Colors are the most important part of your office designing, to say the least. Undoubtedly, colors affect our mood with their different tones. Warm colors, cool colors, bright colors, and muted colors all have effects of their own.

For instance, blue color is an ideal option it is very soothing on the mind, and leads to more productivity. Teal and light blue are also good options to give an environment the right ambiance. If you have a creative section in your office, then yellow would be the right color.

As far as walls are concerned, you can set many colors for your walls according to the nature of your business or according to different departments of your office.

  1. LIGHTING & CEILING:

Another very important aspect of your office designing is lighting. Poor light can affect the efficiency of your staff. Every type of office has a different type of lighting requirement, depending upon the nature of every department.

The design of the ceiling is also very important and plays a big role in the look and the environment. You should make lighting arrangements depending on the design and the color tone of the ceiling. Installing a bright lamp at every department can give them some extra glow.

  1. FURNITURE:

One of the most important steps is to select furniture for your office. When ordering furniture, keep in mind as to which department you are going to use it for. If you are not comfortable with readymade furniture, you can also order customized furniture according to the space available.

The color of the furniture also has an important role in the design of your office. Especially, the furniture making up the workstations matters as it is the backbone of your organization. They can actually help create a good environment, enhance the progress of your staff and give a good look to your office.

  1. STATIONERY AND OTHER EQUIPMENT:

Once you have decided about the furniture, you can proceed to buying stationery and other equipment. Always choose smart and fast machines that won’t just look good in your office, but will also expedite the performance of your staff. Remember that you shouldn’t compromise over quality when buying the stationery. Another very important of addons is a coffee machine, as it can help in keeping your staff active all day.

Another amazing idea is to place a magnificent and attractive aquarium in your office. You can also decide to place some indoor plants in different areas of your office. This can create a strong environment close to nature and improve the atmosphere significantly. Moreover, the use of daylight and installing windows in the right places are bound to give a good look to the workplace. Installing blinds can come as a good option for an attractive appearance. You can also put up some paintings or good artwork according to the nature of the work of every department.

CONCLUSION

Office environment is the key factor for your profession and career. The right choices help you get the maximum output from your staff. All the aspects given above have an important role to play for your workplace. It is important to effectively convey all requirements to your designer in order to have the right infrastructure and environment in place, thus contributing towards increased productivity.

 

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I am a Business LifeStyle coach who specialises in working with artists, designers, crafters and all creative professionals. Myself and my partner Stuart Horrex are here to help you to achieve your Life & business goal and dreams. We have had over 20 years experience in finance, retail,furniture,food,wine fashion,crafts and hospitality.

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