Every office has its own personality, every department has its own needs, and every employee has their own taste. When it comes to designing and outfitting a shared workspace, our team at Amaranth Business Solutions Applied Imaging understands that one size does not fit all. There are many variables to be taken into consideration. That is why we make it our business to supply companies in the Caribbean with dynamic and innovative solutions unique to their specific operations.
We have all the furnishings and materials required to outfit your space, but what you do with them sets the tone for your office and influences the mood of your employees on a daily basis. If you want to give your team the best possible work environment, here are a few secrets to utilising your office space.
Consolidate as Much as Possible
Gone are the days when furnishing an Executive Suite meant purchasing each item separately. Now, casegoods allow you to acquire attractive, streamlined units designed to offer adequate space for your top executives to house their devices, documents, and files. Our Townsend collection is ideal for a conventional office design, as it merges classic aesthetics with modern office function. While the versatility of the York collection delivers a clean, minimalist look that can be scaled up or down depending on space and employees’ needs.
Create Designated Work “Zones”
It is important to identify the purpose of each workspace in your office. Multi-purpose spaces rarely reach their full potential, and often times receive less use, because they fail to meet the specific needs of any one function. Installing partitions help you create distinctive zones that allow you to organize workflow and team interaction. Each zone should be outfitted to adequately facilitate their intended purpose. For example, a zone earmarked for collaboration can be furnished with couches, while a room designed more formal meetings can be outfitted with a long table and chairs, and areas intended to offer privacy can have individual workstations.
Provide Adequate Storage
Adequate storage is an essential element of any office space, regardless of the industry. Incorporating appropriate and sufficient storage into your design is a key strategy for enhancing workflow. From lateral filing cabinet drawers, to swing door storage cabinets, to vertical filing cabinet drawers, there is a wide range of storage options suitable for a variety of floor plans and needs.
Install Equipment in Close Proximity
Some departments utilize certain devices more than others. Use this knowledge to design a floor plan that places the relevant department in close proximity to the equipment they interact with the most. Reducing the distance each team member has to cover to accomplish daily tasks is a great way to enhance productivity.
Keep it Light and Bright
When it comes to corporate offices, bright is always better. In designing your office space, it is important to make natural light a priority. Access to light has been proven to directly affect employees’ moods and productivity levels. As such, you should be mindful to complement natural light with the appropriate amount of artificial light to ensure no employee is left in the dark (pun intended). Use overhead downlighting or recessed LED lights to avoid creating shadows, and consider giving each employee a desk lamp so they can have a customized experience.
When it comes to the innovative use of your office space, the walls serve as a great alternative to the floor. Office walls add countless feet of real estate to your workspace, from shelving for books and small devices; to pockets for files; to hooks for sweaters and bags. Additionally, desks with overhead shelving are an ideal option if you are renting and limited to what can be done to the walls.
The possibilities are almost limitless in terms of what you can do to utilize and maximize your office space. At Amaranth Business Solutions Limited, we possess the products and the knowledge to help you outfit your business in the most efficient and effective manner. Get in touch with us today to set up a consultation.