Even when you select an office space that has been designed to be egalitarian and where the senior managers are located in trading desks or cubicles, the decision regarding the actual layouts one that is usually made by those at the top, with little to no input from employees.
There are a number of productivity drains that can result in your office space, causing employees that are not only far-from-efficient but also distracted and uncommitted.
Due to this type of top-down decision making process, it is the assumption by higher-ups that employees are going to be just as productive in office space that consists of cubicles, private offices or trading desks. Even if the management has inclinations that there may be a negative relationship regarding the employee’s productivity and the quality of the office space, they are under the assumption that it is not going to be a factor that can be measured.
Office Space Quality
The quality of the office space that is given to employees will impact their overall efficiency and productivity in major ways. Some factors that will affect this office space include:
- Are there excessive and needless distractions;
- Are you able to divert calls;
- Are phones able to be silenced;
- Is the office private in an acceptable manner;
- Is there and excessive noise level?
The fact is that your office space should be selected on the type of business you have, the number of employees you have and the needs of the business. If you are a sales focused company, chances are your employees will need relatively quiet areas where they are able to converse with clients.
When you are selecting your office space these are important considerations to make. If you do not take the time to consider these issues, chances are your office space will not reach the level of productivity that you desire.