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5 Ways on How to Create a Functional Office Environment

Designing an office environment is more than just picking out a paint color and a chair. Having a functional office is key to boosting productivity, organization and efficiency. With these changes, your office can benefit into overall, a thriving workplace:

1. Be Flexible

Our customers consistently praise the many benefits that modular furniture for the office offers. These specific types of pieces are designed so that they can easily adjust to meet the changing dynamics of the office landscape. Because these systems are so efficient, that offers cost savings to your organizations. For example, this enables organizations to reducing the square footage needed at their office, since they are able to use the same space for multiple purposes.

2. Not One Size Fits All.

As you know, your colleagues and yourself come in all shapes and sizes. Give employees the option of sitting or standing workstations. On a more beneficial note, your furniture becomes more enduring, as flexibility offers to fit new employees who are new additions to your team. Most important, standing adjustable height workspaces facilitate healthier work habits, improving circulation systems overall.

3. Storage

A common challenge for most is having adequate storage that is easily within reach. Critical desk space is used for storage, which creates a more cramped, tight and even stressful work environment. Further, poor storage can also lead to poor disorganization, lowering efficiency on a continuous basis. Having optimal storage space available also reduces in clutter and provides a more ascetically pleasing office environment. Our customers consistently praise the many benefits that modular furniture for the office offers. These specific types of pieces are designed so that they can easily adjust to meet the changing dynamics of the office landscape. Because these systems are so efficient, that offers cost savings to your organizations. For example, this enables organizations to reducing the square footage needed at their office, since they are able to use the same space for multiple purposes.

4. We Hear You, Tekkies.

Businesses, whether large or small, require technology to thrive. It serves as the main driver for your business to expand quickly and efficiently. Because technology is critical to the workplace, having access to technological tools throughout the workplace is key. Having power sources, cables and other resources built into the furniture allows your team to quickly adapt and get connected. Most modular systems are integrating technology into their pieces, which offers a clean, seamless look that conceal unsightly cords and wires.

5. Offer the Perfect Space, Open or Closed

Not everyone prefers an open space layout. For those employees who prefer a quiet space in order to better focus, reserve some space in your floorplan for these specific types of workspaces. For those employees who prefer the open floorplan, there will be times where they too, will require a quiet space to concentrate on critical projects or private collaboration. For companies with multiple generations in the workplace, consider an office that provides movable partitions that can be rearranged on the fly. Based on the employee’s preference ensure you have alternative workspaces for those who need a specific space environment based on their project goals.

 

Contact OS Business Interiors to see how you can design your existing space to generate a functional office in your organization at 888.909.6724 or at info@osbusinessinteriors.com.

 

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