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How to make the most of a small office space


12 June 2018 - Matt Hughes

 

When working in a small office environment it is equally important to have as much physical space as desk space. The traffic flow in the office needs to be fluid. Even if you have to work within a small scale work environment, the office planning should always include places to help a person’s mind escapes their work when making a break.

A thoughtful office layout will also have an influence on the image that you convey to your guest (client, prospective client). Therefore a good balance between space and desk will help to bring a relaxing atmosphere.

Few employers ask their staff if they like their workspace and if it is ideal for what they need to do on a daily basis.

Small office space necessities:

Lighting

Natural light makes a large difference to a small office and also have a positive effect on health.  Whether it is sourced from a ceiling-window, side window or sliding door. Office workers look at their computer screens a large percentage of their working day, which reflects light causing glare.

Paired Islands

Create an office planning where you pair desks. It will saves space and builds close working relationships with your colleagues.

Collapsible meeting desk

Like many small offices, there is not enough room for a meeting table, therefore a lot of the time another location gets hired with a cost. You can avoid this by using collapsible tables.

Focal Points

Focal points are essential, they help employees’ mind to rest when taking their eyes away from their computer. There are several way of enriching office walls

  • Art (paintings, photography, …)
  • Company achievement (design, company’s project, …)
  • Indirect daylight bulb

Another focal point can be a clock on the wall. It is healthy to look away from a computer screen every 15 minutes and look at a distant image or clock to release some strain from the eyes.

When designing the layout of an office it is vital to meet the needs of the company employees. Try new things out or even make a quick survey. If they do not work then change the layout until it works for you as a company.

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