Our workplace is one space where we spend more than half of our day. Designing a workstation in the right manner is extremely crucial because the employees comfort, state of mind, productivity etc, can be affected if correct things are not kept in mind.
There are various ways in which the space can be designed like cubicles, shared or open spaces, benching assigned or unassigned etc. Some prefer the closed working environment whereas some prefer an open space to facilitate conversation and cooperation.
Certain Essentials to keep in mind while designing a workstation:
A comfortable chair and desk is a must. Ergonomics of chairs and desks are trending as it makes working a lot more easier. Further other furniture should also be chosen as per the needs.
Some offices prefer a casual and unofficial look whereas some prefer a more formal and classic look. Some give more importance to closed and confidential working environment while others prefer a more open working space. Make sure you design as per the working routines of the work place.
Flexibility and Ease:
The employee should have space for himself as well as his work. There should be enough storage for files and papers. There should also be enough space for him to stretch and move. A cramped up feeling ends up making working very difficult and frustrating. Easy movability and working environment does not make the employees feel out of place. They would be more than willing to spend long hours and give their best in their work.
Size & Functionality:
Bulky furniture, disproportionate to the size of the office gives a very cramped up look and feel. Furniture should be arranged in such a way that there is enough space to move around and the office looks more spacious. Functionality at the work place is of great importance because discomfort while working will eventually show bad effects in your work.
Designing the right type of office and furniture for any business is not easy. But when your design makes the office space completely functional and conducive for work, considering comfort to be of utmost importance, all the effort is worth it.
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