SEARCH FOR OFFICE SPACE
Office (Step One)
Designing your office
space should happen simultaneously while choosing the office space.
The most efficient layout will make a major difference in your requirements.
Map out an efficient work flow. Group the equipment you use most frequently
use closest to you in your present location. If at all possible, plan
flexibility into the space with movable equipment and desks and adjustable
shelving. Then as work flow changes, the office furniture can be rearranged
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Consider how your different systems work together. Multiple pieces of
equipment can work at odds with each other. For instance, most equipment
requires some type of electrical outlet. Be certain that the circuits
do not get overloaded and that adequate outlets are available for all
your pieces of equipment. Pay close attention to the wiring, make sure
that the output for each outlet is consistent with no voltage loss at
the end of the connection. Visit Office
Wiring for more information.
Lighting is an important aspect to consider, different tasks require
different lighting. Today, office workers spend a considerable time
using computers. Gone are the days when people read information from
a piece of paper on a horizontal surface. Today employees read from
a self-luminous, vertical glass screens. The lensed luminaries that
served us so well when we were looking down reading flat text, now cause
unwanted screen reflections. Also arrange lights in your space so that
they may be turned on and off as the needed. Visit Office
Lighting for more information on the various types of lighting available.
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Noise can be a major distraction in an office space, especially if you
need to make numerous phone calls. Place noisy equipment away from work
areas that need quiet or visit Quiet
Solutions and explore there many products.
The last area I would like to cover is Ergonomics - (Ergonomics
is the application of scientific information concerning humans to the
design of objects, systems and environment for human use)
Two of the most important ergonomic considerations are the human interaction
with equipment and the range of motion each job entails. Human interaction
problems relate to how working with a particular piece of equipment
affects the human using it. For instance, chairs set at the wrong height
for working at a computer keyboard. Range of motion problems arise from
maintaining the same position or repeating the same physical motions
for a long time. Employers must try and avoid this - introduce variety
- encourage people to move around. The long terms benefits will be happier,
healthier more productive employees. Visit Office
Design & Seating Ergonomics for more information
Office Space (Step Two)
The first step is any search is knowing what you are looking for. No
doubt no one understands your unique needs better than yourself. Use
that knowledge and began to map out what your facility needs in some
detail. Carefully consider the functions that the facility and the office
space must perform for your business.
Will the majority of office layout be open, or do you need the space
to be subdivided into rooms or work stations.
Does your company frequently have customers who will wish to visit your
location? If so, how important is "image" to your companies
success? Is your new location easy to find, located around businesses
with similar products? All of these variable must be fully understood
and explored. If you are unsure and may need the assistance of a professional,
might want to hire a professional designer if... "