Monday, December 24, 2012

Some advice from the government

Companies aren't the only entities that need office space and business furniture. The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) has taken a look at its agencies' office environments to determine what factors in the office landscape fuel worker wellness and productivity. In "Innovative Workplaces: Benefits and Best Practices," the GSA outlines key components businesses should take into consideration when designing an office layout.

Spatial Equity - This refers to workspaces that meet employees' functional needs and provide them with "privacy, daylight, outside views and aesthetics." All workers should have the right furniture and tools to excel at their job.

Healthfulness - Work environments should be hygienic.

Flexibility - Workplaces should be easily adaptable to meet the needs of varied tasks and worker habits. Offices should have filing cabinets for effective storage, in addition to advanced technological equipment.

Comfort - Employers should provide ergonomic chairs and monitor atmospheric temperature, ventilation, lighting, acoustics and furniture systems.

Connectivity - Employees need to have access to people and data at all times. In addition, offices should include collaborative spaces that enable communication.

Reliability - Employees should be confident they will have the tools they need to succeed every day.

Sense of place - Business offices should shed light on the brand's personality through it's wall art and furniture.

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