5 Office Design Space Planning Best Practices

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Dec 18, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Unlike residential design space planning which is largely a matter of personal preference — for example, some people like wall-to-wall furniture, others lean towards “less is more” concept — office design space planning is a strategic function, because it impacts everything from real estate costs to worker productivity. 

If you’re thinking of refreshing, renovating or re-inventing your environment, here are five best practices to steer you in the right direction:

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5 Essential Design Tips from Professional Office Space Planners

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Dec 8, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Regardless of whether they conduct operations from a stylish and trendy loft or the top floors of a downtown skyscraper, all businesses need to get optimal value from their space — so that it’s an asset that drives productivity and profitability, instead of a liability that contributes to inefficiency and waste.

To help your business get the most ROI from your environment, here are 5 essential design tips from office space planners. These are experienced and knowledgeable professionals who know that “time is money” isn’t the only axiom on the business landscape — because “space is money”, too.

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3 Costly Misconceptions About Office Space Planning

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Aug 24, 2017 11:30:00 AM

When it comes to refreshing, renovating or re-inventing your work environment, there are many best practices and smart strategies. And one of the most vital — yet often overlooked — elements is rooted in office space planning. Here are three costly misconceptions that quickly turn what should be a successful project into a stressful scenario:

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3 Office Space Planning Metrics to Improve Your Design Decision-Making

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on May 17, 2017 11:30:00 AM

Whether you often find yourself on the giving or receiving end of a persuasive argument – or sometimes an emphatic plea – regarding space planning decisions at home, you know that the discussion (or argument!) is often subjective, and based on personal preferences, tastes and styles. Of course, there is nothing wrong with this. As the old saying goes, your home is your castle.

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5 Space Planning Questions to Ask When Planning Your New Office Design

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Feb 20, 2017 2:00:00 PM

Developing an office design plan – either for your current location or a new one – is an ideal opportunity to evaluate priorities, refine strategies, and make smart decisions that will turn the cost from an expense into an investment. To that end, here are 5 questions to ask:

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Why Space Planning is an Essential Part of Office Design

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jan 4, 2017 11:30:00 AM

A critical – and yet often overlooked – aspect of successful office design is space planning, which is about far more than just deploying equipment, furniture and people. That’s because the operative word in space planning isn’t SPACE; it’s PLANNING. As such, businesses need to work with their interior solutions team to answer key questions well in advance of their office design project. These questions include:

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4 Ways How an Office Redesign Can Make Employees Happier & More Productive

Posted by Tom Johnstone on Aug 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Finding ways to make your employees happier isn’t just good manners – it’s also good strategy! Indeed, as reported by Fast Company, happier workers are 12 percent more productive than their (unhappy) counterparts. And a study by researchers at Kansas State University concluded that: “When employees have high levels of psychological well-being and job satisfaction, they perform better and are less likely to leave their job -- making happiness a valuable tool for maximizing organizational outcomes.” 

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5 Great Office Design Tips to Boost Employee Creativity

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Aug 1, 2016 2:00:00 PM

As noted by Forbes, creativity in the workplace is not optional, nor is it the exclusive domain of firms in “creative industries” like entertainment, arts, music, and so on. On the contrary, creative is absolutely critical for all businesses in every industry – including and in some cases especially conventional industries like insurance, banking, government and more -- and directly impacts everything from turnover to profit. 

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5 Best Practices for Corporate Office Design

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on Jul 5, 2016 11:30:00 AM

Today’s most productive and efficient corporate workspaces are not run-of-the-mill, generic environments that are heavy on function, but limited when it comes style, sophistication and stimulation. Rather, as noted by the UK’s Guardian newspaper, “the smart modern office is an all-round sensory experience designed to make people feel good and more creative”.

In light of this vision, here are 5 best practices for corporate office design that you may want to incorporate into your refresh, redesign, or re-invention plan:

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What is Space Planning?

Posted by Jerry Johnstone on May 26, 2016 11:30:00 AM

When it comes to making your organization more efficient, productive and profitable, you naturally focus on key aspects like technology, personnel, systems, processes, and so on.

However, there is another piece of the puzzle that is just as important, and yet is often overlooked when it comes to optimizing a work environment: space planning. Below, we highlight what this concept is, and why it matters to your business.

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