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How to Design An Office Space For Efficiency

Efficient office space is essential for productivity. How do you design your office for efficiency? Should you hire an office interior designer? Read More!

The design and layout of an office can often be overlooked but these factors can heavily influence the productivity and wellbeing of your employees. Your office space is where you and your employees spend many hours a week. Research has shown that if the office design is not inspiring and able to enhance the vibe of a business, the employees will only deliver mediocre work.

Efficient office space and a well-planned office design can increase productivity, encourage communication, and boost team morale.

How Does Office Design Affect Efficiency?

The efficiency of your employees determines your business’ level of success. However, for your employees to be productive, you have to provide them with an efficient office layout and environment.

When your office space creates the best possible environment for your employees to be creative and driven, they are happier and inspired to perform at their best. As a result, your business’ efficiency will increase.

How To Design Office Space For Efficiency?

Office interior design is a specialized job and is best done by skilled people. However, you can discuss and plan the changes with your employees. This way you can provide your designer with specific ideas on how you foresee your efficient office.

Certain aspects of an efficient office design you can discuss with your interior designer include the following:

1.    Temperature

If your offices are artificially kept too cold or too warm the employees can not deliver their best. Studies have shown that an office temperature between 21 or 25 degrees Celsius is acceptable and comfortable for most people. Some office designers believe that in an efficient office design the temperature should be a constant 22.

2.    Natural light

Discuss the placement of furniture and equipment to ensure natural light comes into the office. If your office space doesn’t have any access to natural light, you could switch out the light bulbs for LED bulbs as they mimic the hue of natural light.

Alternatively, you could look for other premises to implement your office design ideas. Natural sunlight energizes people and helps workers to be more productive.

3.    Movement

Ergonomic researchers have found that employees are more efficient when they have the opportunity to stand up, especially while contemplating a task or walk around for short periods during the workday. It would be good for efficiency if your office interior design allows employees to stand at their workstations without bothering or distracting other employees.

An efficient office layout needs to provide the ability for employees to stretch their legs. Spread desks and offices apart so you have to walk to visit and talk to one another. These short strolls keep the blood flowing, and they boost energy and productivity.

4.      Employee Preferences

Your broader design plan must consider personalized differences. Some workers might love to work facing a window; it’d limit distractions from colleagues. While others could be annoyed with the distractions outside the window.

The design must be flexible enough to accommodate personal differences. When something is distracting you, you aren’t as productive as you could be.

Efficient office design enhances productivity, and it is worth the time and money to design an environment where all your employees can deliver their best. A professional office interior designer will create a workspace that you and your employees love.

Your work environment denotes the value of your company; a poorly decorated space demotivates people and can cost you business. Giant Leap believes that people work and feel better in well-designed spaces, that is why we do what we do.


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Who are Giant Leap?

We are a proudly South African, black woman owned consultancy at the cutting-edge of design right now. Our team of interior designers, project managers and architects are driven by our company ethos of putting people first. We begin every project from the belief that if you treat people well, they will give you their best. By creating office interiors that allow them to function without barriers thanks to excellence in design, the latest in technology, and the best in colour and décor, your people will do their best work.

Allow our team of innovative interior architects to partner with you on your office refurbishment and to create a corporate space that is both exceptional and engaging.

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

Giant Leap, welcome to a better place.