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Good office design opens up new lines of communication, giving staff different environments for different tasks, and making them excited about being in an office with a great design that invigorates the workforce.

Here are some tips for creating a more pleasant, and productive work environment.

Lighting

Natural light is a much overlooked benefit in office design, but it should be one of your major considerations in office design and layout. You can spend sometimes 90% of your waking hours indoors. Many of them at computer workstations far away from the closest window. Lack of natural light can have negative impacts on mood and productivity, so both employees and their employers would greatly benefit from more exposure to natural light.

 Natural light will reduce eye fatigue and complaints about headaches. Open plan workplaces bring in the natural light an office environment needs.

Space

Break room spaces aren't just somewhere your employees can eat lunch, they provide a crucial place away from the desk, which can aid relaxation and creativity.

You'll want to designate casual meeting or lounge areas in your office for employees not only to relax but also to exchange thoughts. Great ideas come from inspiring casual spaces.

Keep Tidy

When it comes to small offices, it is even more important to make sure that everything works together. In a large office, clients might never see the work area, because there is a 'behind the scenes' space, but there is no such thing when it comes to small offices, everything is out in the open.

Storage is often an afterthought when companies take on office space, but it is usually the second biggest complaint, after temperature. When you space plan your office, make sure you incorporate a storage audit. 

Invest In Furniture

Cash-strapped companies may be tempted to save money on budget furniture, but in the long-term, you're not saving anything.

Spend $200 more per task chair to save thousands of dollars in the long run. It may be a relatively small object, but workers spend the majority of their workday sitting in an office chair.

Only when they begin to suffer the ill effects of an uncomfortable chair, low back pain and general discomfort, do they begin to pay attention to where and how they are sitting.

A cheap chair can cause back pain, contributing to complaints and absenteeism. Invest in a good movable monitor arm to put the screen at eye level to reduce neck pain.

A good desk will have systems to get rid of annoying 'cable spaghetti' underfoot.

Use technology to make working in the office easier. Wireless connectivity in the office enables staff to work anywhere, giving them an excellent way to change their scenery. Impromptu meetings are easier when you can take your laptop with you.

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