Offices are an integral part of any company. The biggest difference is how a company chooses to lay it out. Employees have their preferences, and each layout has their own pros and cons. Read more to find out what layout you should use for your next office after your move with us!
Traditional Office Layout
This is the most ideal layout, since every employee would have their own room and privacy. As nice as it would be to provide employees with this, it is also the most expensive option and lease optimized in terms of space. Styles like this are usually reserved for larger enterprises with a floor for their
Cubicle Office Layout
The layout everyone associates offices with, cubicles are the most cost effective way to provide some level of privacy while maximizing cost and space. Each cube is typically shared with someone else, but it provides a lot of storage options. While sound will be able to get in or out of the space, it does provide a sense of your own space compared to other more affordable options.
Low Partition Office Layout
Similar to a cubicle, this office layout is even more cost effective with it’s low partitions separating the space. However, the partitions are typically see through or frosted and thus not as liked due to it providing less privacy than a cubicle.
Open Floor Office Layout
The open floor office layout is one of the most disliked styles for employees due to its complete lack of privacy. This style is best used in tandem with other styles in a hybrid environment. This layout also seemed to reach fad levels in the 2010’s, with offices around the world converting to this type of format. There have been many studies reviewing the impact on employees and as noted it was highly disliked, and even deemed unproductive in some scenarios.
What is the future of your business layout and are you prepared for the next evolution of the workplace? Reach out to Olympia Office Movers today for a free consultation and take advantage of our 30 years of experience and endless capabilities.
Have too much excess furniture after your office move? Not enough space to store it all? Don’t want to spend extra money on storage indefinitely? Liquidation may just be your solution! Not only can you save money and furniture, but you can make some money back for them as well!
Professional movers will come into your space to take down and remove any unnecessary items in the space. Once it’s clean and organized, a liquidation sale can occur. Leftover furniture will be sold at a discounted rate, and you’ll make something back. It’s a much better solution than leaving them in storage or throwing it out.
Why Choose Olympia
Olympia Office Movers provides office decommission and liquidation services in Greater Boston, Washington DC, Philadelphia, and Austin. Olympia has provided decommission and liquidation of a range of furniture and equipment for offices, campuses, schools, laboratories, and more. With more than 25 years of experience and over 300 well trained employees, you can trust us to finish the job in a professional and timely manner.
Everyone in your office has one thing in common. And that is the office cubicle you all have and share. It all looks the same. The same layout, The same beige, low walls. Maybe they’re white. The same L shaped desk. It’s hard to make this space your own. Here are some things you can tweak to make your office cubicle just that much more comfortable to be in.
Use Peripherals you’re comfortable with
You may not be able to change where you’re working, but you can definitely change how you’re working. Using a mouse that’s comfortable in your hand, a keyboard that clicks and clacks just the way you like it, is a game changer.
Utilize Storage Space
A cluttered desk can make you more anxious. Utilizing smart organizers can make that task easy. Try using a hide-away desk mat to keep important documents and papers out of sight but close at hand. Organize everything else in a file cabinet. Prob your monitor up with a desk shelf
to utilize the space under the shelf.
Add Some Personality
Your workspace doesn’t necessarily have to be all work and no play.. Keeping things to remind you of who you are in your cubicle can keep you focused over time. Put up some pictures. Plant some succulents. Put together a puzzle on the side. Just add whatever it is that you love so that you’ll love your office cubicle back. Think of the cubicle as a blank canvas, and personalize it the way that reflects your own style. Some offices have guidelines around clutter and excessive decoration, so remember to check your company policies first!
The past two years have been rough. The pandemic has caused an irreversible and permanent change to all of us. From remote working to the negative impacts on people’s mental state, not everyone is looking forward to going back to how things used to be. Employers will have to make accommodations and adjustments to the office to entice and welcome people back, to make them feel safe. Here are some ideas to create an environment where your employees would want to return to.
Provide a Clean Environment
Variants of COVID are spreading, affecting those that are vaccinated. Ensuring that the work place is cleaned rigorously and the space is installed with a strong ventilation system will put everyone at ease while they’re working there.
Properly Spaced and Equipped Lounging Area
Employees need space to let loose during the work day. Having a wide open lounging area with basic amenities like drinks, comfy seats, and an organized/aesthetically pleasing area can help employees refresh themselves. Installing a TV for employees to watch relevant videos, newscasts, employee meetings or the occasional movie (company sanctioned of course!) would be a nice touch as well.
Embrace Hybrid Workflow
The pandemic proved that people are able to work remotely without hindering productivity. Allowing employees the leeway to work remotely when they wish is something that can not only ease the transition, but also give them a break when there are aspects in the work space that are making them feel uncomfortable. We have adjusted ourselves to working alone. Suddenly snapping us back into an era long gone will hit anybody with backlash and anxiety. A balance between the two styles would be the ultimate compromise that can ultimately lead to employees wanting to return to the office.