How Office Seating Arrangements and Space Planning Can Affect Your Business

The seating arrangement in your workplace can have an impact on everything from employee morale to daily productivity, so it's important to put some thought into your office's layout, from the arrangement of the office furniture to where you place your lighting. Depending on the style of your office and the nature of the work you do, you may want to encourage constant collaboration or allow for more independent work. Here are some points to keep in mind as you plan the layout of your office.

Changes can be productive. If you're just starting up a new business, you probably aren't sure what your workplace style is yet. Or you may have an established business and want to create a change in the work environment to help increase productivity. You might try rearranging workstations or getting employees to swap seats, or even moving from room to room until you find the one that works best for your productivity. Don't be afraid to experiment until you find a layout that works. This can be achieved with mobile workstations or by modifying existing workstations or desks by adding privacy panels, mobile pedestals or sit-to-stand desks.

Productivity can be contagious. Some studies have shown that seating productive employees alongside less productive ones tends to lead to better overall performance in the workplace. This is just one of the ways in which seating employees in close proximity to each other can help them stay on task and foster a more productive working environment.

Employee feedback can be helpful. It's important to seek out input from your employees about what type of layout works best for them. After all, nobody knows better than your employees what kind of atmosphere they need to do their best work. For example, if your employees aren't getting enough natural light to stay focused and alert throughout the day, they'll need to communicate that to you before you can do anything about it.

Rethinking your office's layout begins with space planning and finding the right furniture whether it's new or gently used to suit your workspace. Office Furniture Expo has been providing both Atlanta and out of state businesses with a great selection of desks, tables, chairs, and other office essentials since 1981. Our staff can space plan a new office, help add a few key pieces or rearrange your existing space. If you are ready to increase productivity with new or gently used furniture for your workplace, call us today at (770) 455-0440.

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