Selecting office space based on needs

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 PLANNING

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 company.

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