What’s the key to designing your office for optimal productivity? Many a business owner would like to know. Obviously, seeking out the expert designers and project managers at Office Space Planners would be a good start. Before you begin your project, you might want to get some ideas of the possibilities available to you through different office space designs.
Recently, the Harvard Business Review explored this subject in an article titled “Workspaces That Move People.” Authors Ben Waber, Jennifer Magnolfi, and Greg Lindsay had a number of revelations. One of these revelations was that face-to-face interactions are the most important activity that occurs in offices. Also, you can design your office for specific outcomes such as productivity in one room and increased innovation in another. When it comes to demonstrating a workspace’s effect on the bottom line, the article has a couple of key suggestions. First, recognize the office space as a strategic tool for growth. Second, design your office to reflect how 21st century digital work actually happens.
For some specific models to inspire your office design project, look no further than Symmetry50. The small business bookkeeping company published a list of the top 75 co-working spaces in the U.S. Officing Today spotlighted the top 10 in an article titled “Is Your Coworking Space on ‘The List?’” The top 10 read as follows:
- Office Nomads in Seattle, Washington
- HackerLab in Sacramento, California
- Co+Hoots in Phoenix, Arizona
- The Urban Hive, Sacramento California
- CoLoft in Santa Monica, California
- BlankSpaces in Los Angeles, California
- New Work City in New York, New York
- Co-Merge in San Diego, California
- Hera Hub in San Diego, California
- NextSpace in San Francisco, California
Using the Harvard Business Review and Symmetry50’s list as inspiration, you should be ready to tackle your office space. Of course, good reading and eye candy is not enough. You need expert designers and project managers. Many people think they can save a few bucks if they do the project themselves but end up costing themselves more time and money than they ever could’ve anticipated. At Office Space Planners, we have the experts who can provide you with analysis, commercial space planning, project management, and move coordination. Our team has decades of combined experience and education in the areas of interior design, space planning, computer aided design, drafting, corporate office relocation management, project management, ergonomics, and systems furniture.
When it comes to solving your office space planning needs, no one does it better than Office Space Planners!