An office fit out is able to mirror your objectives and your core values. This can also increase the productivity where the staff is concerned. A good environment at your work place seems to motivate the staff to perform better and give their 100%, as they are comfortable and feel warm and cozy at the work place. Your employees need to look forward to work instead of trying to avoid this. In short, office fit out should be able to increase the efficiency at work place.
Planning an Office Fitout
Before you decide on the ‘design’ factor you need to make sure to keep certain factors for consideration like,
- Color and Lighting:
An office without natural light streaming in is a big ‘no’. Employees feel cramped up and this tends to bring down their performance. You can think of large windows and bulbs with natural lighting which lets the outdoors enter your office. Colors affect the mood of an individual so try to keep the psychological factor in focus rather than preference. You can think of trying out different colors for different sections of the office. A general office can be painted blue which can promote creative thinking or a red for the meeting rooms which can keep your staff alert.
- Air Quality and the Temperature:
Enough ventilation allows fresh air to circulate which is healthy. With a closed office you tend to be at a loss as many of the employees tend to fall sick and take leaves, which decrease the productivity. You can plan out having the office with greenery, like plants. You need to make sure of the maintenance of the air-conditioning besides this.
- Using Space:
Make sure that your desks are not cramped and placed close to each other. This makes the employees uncomfortable. Position the furniture and desks in a way that the employees have moving space and not looking over each other’s shoulders when they get up.
- Window Blinds:
Besides enhancing the look of your office set up, window blinds can be controlled to get enough sunlight and not more or even less. This gives the employees the freedom to choose how much of sunlight is required by them.
- Facilities for Storage:
You need to make sure that you work out a design which offers enough storage facilities so that the parcels and couriers you receive are not left around haphazardly. This creates a crowded feeling and is most uncomfortable.
- Art at the Workplace:
This works out an apt idea and you have multiple options. You can think of having big glossy pamphlets of your business put up, this gives you the required exposure, or you can think of having paintings that are well known, which can give your office layout an elegant look making all the difference to your office layout.
- Desk Lamps:
Desk lamps can give your office a total mod look and you can use these when you working late after putting off the rest of the lights. You can choose these lamps in accordance to the interiors, and they should be able to blend well and offer the ‘chic’ look you looking for.
- Sound and noise Factor:
You need to be aware that work can be affected with unnecessary noise. This causes distraction. You can think of sound proof windows if your business is located on a busy street and also think of partitions to avoid the noise within the office. These partitions need not be drab as you have the choice of using glass which gives the desired look.