While many might view corporate relocations as a burden associated with moving to a new space, in actuality, they represent an exciting opportunity that can help to greatly improve the overall organization of your spaces.
Organization is an extremely important factor in a workplace for 3 primary reasons:
A good deal of esthetics has to do with how uniform and well-organized an area is. We can’t help but pass snap judgements based on the appearance of a company.
Disorganized layouts, mismatched furniture and partitions, and a confusing layout that constantly sees employees colliding or looking frustrated while taking unnecessarily long routes can all greatly diminish your visitors’ first impressions of your companies, regardless of your products or results. Disorganized layouts appear inherently chaotic, which may raise doubts about your capabilities.
If your workplace is well-organized, however, your first impression will convey a sense of quality, professionalism, trustworthiness, and, ultimately, desirability.
The amount of pride an employee takes in their work can have a major impact on job performance and overall efficiency, and a great deal of that pride is tied to their workplace environment. Clean, spacious, well-lit work areas with esthetically pleasing, modern, matching furniture can greatly lift the spirits of a worker.
If an employee’s workplace is filthy, claustrophobic, full of old or mismatched furniture, and poorly lit, then their morale will be invariably low. Similarly, if there are frustrating elements to the layout of the office, such as unnecessarily difficult paths, confusing layouts, or poor access to common resources such as washrooms and photocopiers, they will become further agitated.
While inefficient layout can have a negative effect on employee morale, let us not forget that it is has a direct effect on your workers’ efficiency as well.
While it’s true that our office layout should grant employees efficient access to resources such as printers, photocopiers, and bathrooms, that isn’t the only consideration that must be made with regards to foot traffic. It’s important to consider the impact that foot traffic can have for some employees: In some industries, excessive foot traffic can be extremely distracting.
Ambient noises can also pose an issue, such as break rooms and photocopiers, particularly with employees whose tasks require focus and concentration.