Designing Your 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 appropriately. Visit Space Saving Furniture for more information.
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. Click suppliers of quality office lighting or specialty lighting
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 visitQuiet 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

Choosing Your 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 professional read "You might want to hire a professional designer if... "


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