Office Space Layout Planning
The layout of your office space significantly impacts workflow and communication, and the best layout can vary wildly depending on your industry and specific needs. One of the first considerations to make is between an Open Floorplan or a Traditional Floorplan. Open floorplans do away with separations between your individual workspaces, and tend to benefit collaborative environments that require consistent communication across a team. It’s worth keeping in mind some employees do not benefit from open floorplans, especially in roles that require a quiet space for focused work.
If avoiding an open floorplan, another option is to place communal areas strategically to allow on-the-spot interactions and brainstorming sessions.
Regardless of your choice of floorplan, ensure that workstations receive ample natural light to enhance mood and concentration, have enough separation that your employees are comfortable without being separated, and that your floorplan layout maximizes team adjacency and is organized into distinct, function-oriented areas.