What Type Of Office Setting Works

December 18th, 2015

The layout of your office is one of the most important decisions you’ll need to make as a business owner. The good news is that this is a flexible decision that can change if you need to any time along the way. So is an open office with no set desks a good decision or a recipe for disaster? Or are cubicles too claustrophobic for your staff? Let’s take a look at the various types of office settings and how to know if they’re right for you.

Traditional Office Environment

This layout is still very popular for many organizations. It usually features smaller, enclosed offices, and a larger meeting space, like you might expect in a law firm. The size will depend on your actual business. If your company has very conservative values then you may want to consider a more traditional office space to showcase your mission statement to your customers.

Individual Cubicles

Cubes gained popularity in the U.S. workplace in the 1960s as a way for businesses to maximize large open spaces for as many employees as possible. Today’s cubes are usually individual workstations with computers, some storage, and a desk chair that will keep individual workers secluded but still in the same general space as their co-workers. Many companies decide on cubes because they are the easiest solution to space management.

Open and Collaborative Spaces

A new trend today is to eliminate both offices and cubicles and promote more collaborative work styles. Millennials are bringing this to the forefront, and many offices are embracing it. No employee has an established work space and all computers are mobile so collaboration can happen organically. This type of office environment is great for the creative company that wants to promote innovation.

Executive Suites

If you’re a very small business, renting an executive suite may be a reasonable solution for any office space concerns. This will give you a private workspace for two or three employees and the professionally amenities of a larger office just with the cost of your rent. They can help create a professional look to show to your clients that will help them perceive you as a larger organization.

Co-working Spaces

If you are looking for something different than an executive suite that embraces the collaborative nature of millennial-driven work places and work-from-home options, co-working may be a great choice for your business. These offices allow members to have both private and open places to work, collaborate or handle other projects. They are popping up all over the country and the trend has been met with a lot of positive energy.

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