We live in a world where we spend more time in our office than our home.
It is a usual scenario where we work late nights juggling with loads of work,
hence selecting an office space can be a crucial role in productivity and
efficiency of the workers resulting in the growth of business or organization. Therefore,
choosing an office space demands careful thinking and planning to bring out the
best of employees in a stressful environment of today’s corporate world.
AREA- SMALL OR BIG?
To start with, one should have a clear understanding of the nature of
the work and the size requirements according to the standards. Having enough
space to carry out the required job is a considerable part of feeling
comfortable. Appropriate room must be considered for future expansion to
accommodate the predicted growth. Overcrowded office space may result in dissatisfaction
of the employees.
LOCATION- SITE AND SURROUNDINGS
Once the size is figured out, location is another major concern which
includes easy accessibility for both clients and employees, comfortable parking,
safety and security. Having trouble in finding parking or reaching to a
difficult location is itself a rough beginning. One should also know if the
work requires a prime location in a market with a captivating signage that
attracts clients or an isolated peaceful environment with minimum distractions.
This is governed by the site surroundings. Presence of shops, food outlets and
markets in proximity needs to be looked upon.
BUY OR RENT?
Yes, that definitely depends on your pocket! But purchasing or renting
an office space can only be done when one has a fair idea about the budget
which includes whether the investment or the rent is even justified or not. One
should not hurry and should look out for the various options to select the one
worth the cost.
BASIC BUILDING REQUIREMENTS
The space should also be adequately ventilated with proper orientation
of the building according to the climate of the area. Thermal comfort directly
leads to maximum efficiency of the workers and healthy work environment also preventing
sick building syndrome. The space should incorporate aspects of nature. Good
lighting is conducive to active working and performance.
The layout and design should allow the concerned division of rooms among
the space with minimum negative spaces. Different kinds of work require
different layouts like the cubical, closed office or an open one. Visibility,
relation and hierarchy of spaces should be well defined like putting up glass
partitions which allow visual transparency as well as discrete divisions,
depending upon the work. The design should allow active interaction between the
workers but maintaining their privacy simultaneously. It can help them to
enhance their team work qualities.
THE PSYCOLOGY OF COLORS
Aesthetically pleasing environment, customizable to taste of all age
groups influences the workers mood. Color psychology has a huge impact to bring
out the best of a human’s potential. Different color combinations and color
schemes influence workers in numerous ways. Colors play with the emotions of
human beings by inspiring, advancing maximum efficiency and having a calming
effect. Satisfying color combinations can make a place bright and cheerful leaving
a lasting impression on the clients and enhancing well-being of the workers.
IN PACE WITH THE TRENDS
Alongside when brand image comes to play, a space should be in sync with
modern designs and new technologies which will in turn give incentive to the
clients as well as the employees. Ambience reflects company’s culture.In times of a stressful
environment of the corporate world, selecting the right office space can really
help the employees to concentrate better, maintain their mental health and
think more positively about work resulting in success and advancement of the
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