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Why is Office Planning Necessary

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We are entering 2019, and we are all looking for more efficient and more productive in the New Year. It is common practice at the beginning of every year to have goals and resolutions in place. They vary from being more fit, eating healthy to knocking out those career goals and meeting targets and increasing revenue. However, it is vital to make sure that your space is conducive to working well and being more productive. Therefore, office planning is highly imperative to make your workspace more conducive to working, taking breaks and becoming increasingly productive to meet those goals and hit those targets.

In this blog, we will look at the various reasons as to why office planning is necessary and can lead to you becoming more effective and efficient in the workplace.

1. Increase convenience within the office space

To get the right mix of people in the right area, efficient office layout will group people together based on what they do and the function they serve in the office. Why is this so important? That way you have people who work together nearby which creates that feeling of convenience.
Grouping people together with the related function will assist in making sure that documentation and filing are shared and handles effectively and in a timely fashion. When you plan your office layout create a list of the task each employee, to ensure you group the correct people.

2. Creating an efficient workspace

To have an effective office layout, you will provide your staff with ample space and tools needed to complete their tasks. Furthermore, an effective workspace should be big enough to accommodate each employee and making room for files, equipment and everything they need to execute their tasks promptly.

3. Private Spaces and Open plan

This point varies from office to office and function to function. For example, people in managerial positions or those working with money or accounts are likely to be in a private space. This works more effectively for those functions due to the confidential nature of their work. Furthermore, people who perform similar jobs mainly in the creative space are likely to work better in an open plan space as this conducive to open discussion and idea sharing.

There are various other variables to consider when planning an office space. But it all comes down to the area; function and making sure that your employees are comfortable and have everything they need to perform their duties well and efficiently. Thus making office planning highly necessary when moving into a new space or when you can see an office layout is not working for your staff.