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Modern Office Planning & Layouts

The numbers are in, you and your employees will spend around 2 000 hours per year in the office.

That’s a lot of time to be spent in one place. What’s more, it’s the place you’re required to be focussed, creative, and on-the-ball for all of those hours.

It’s easy to see, then, that making that space a comfortable, calming, and efficient one is vital to maintaining a consistent atmosphere of productivity.

But it’s not just about adding a ping pong table in the break room or putting bean bag chairs in the corners. A modicum of thought must be lent to elements like layout, types of furniture, where you put the printer. All of these factors contribute to the comfort of you and your employees.

Let’s go into a bit more detail.

Modern Office Planning

To start, a number of effective modern office planning options have been conceptualised to disregard the old guard of siloed working, closed-off offices, and ‘cold’ working environments.

Now collaboration is key, and you can design your office to better align with that modern directive.

Here’s how:

How to Plan Modern Office Layouts

Strategize toward a winning workspace

The first step is the strategy. Assess the space you have, the number of people you have, and the budget you’re working with.

If you have the money, an interior designer will do the job right and save you time. But that’ll be up to you, the size of your space, and the needs of your employees.

Once your strategy is in place, you can get to the nitty-gritty of furniture, desks, and chill-zone features.

Get rid of anything uncomfortable

Poor furniture leads to poor health – back problems, neck strain issues, migraines and even eye fatigue. What’s more, these health issues could evolve into bigger problems in the future. You’d never want that for your people.

So, when it comes time to move things around, make sure it’s the right decision to keep any furniture, and for old, worn, or damaged pieces, it’s the trash heap.

Embrace variety

Your staff contingent is obviously a diverse bunch. While you may not be able to please everyone, you can set in place office features that promote better work. These features could include quiet areas for reflection, and private work. Collaboration areas for group thinks and brainstorms. And even play areas, for breaks and fun.

The modern office is being built around a collaborative need – a business way that’s proven to be more productive and efficient. So, crafting your space to meet that new workflow atmosphere is vital.

Listen to your people

And while we’re on the topic of your employees, in crafting the workspace that’s guaranteed to enhance their comfort – and so, their productivity – your first point of research must be with them.

Ask them what they’d like to see in the office. The types of areas they need for better collaboration. The chairs they find most comfortable for better focus. Then, give them freedom of movement too. When they choose to do private work and collaborative work must be left up to them – trust them to get it done their own way.

Lastly, add some nature. Not only will it please their eyes and make them feel calmer, but greenery produces oxygen – the food for enhanced concentration.

Why choose Giant Leap?

The ethos of our company is that if you treat people well, you bring out the very best in them. This means that every member of our team, focusses sharply on creating work interiors that inspire and uplift to enable staff to be and do their best.

We share a passion for excellence in design, delivery, and finish, always using the finest materials, technology, logistics and people. We create better places to work, rest and play in allowing people an environment to focus all their attention on being original, comfortable, innovative and inspired.

People are at the heart of everything we do; everything we design.

Giant Leap, welcome to a better place.

Need help with your modern office planning? Contact Giant Leap today.