Open office layouts first appeared in Germany and parts of
Europe about 50 years ago. It was believed that taking down cubicle walls would
help employees work together more closely and (literally) tear down barriers
separating management from the rest of the staff. Since then, open office
layouts have replaced traditional cubicles in companies large and small. For
your business in Austin, office space
planning can take your open office game to the next level. How?
- By either removing or drastically lowering cubicle
walls, you remove one hurdle to employee collaboration. Just being able to make
eye contact with fellow staffers can improve morale and mood.
- When you consult with an Austin office space planning
specialist, they'll want to know all about your business. That's a good time to
consider how to arrange employee workstations to inspire maximum collaboration.
This might include partner desks, modular tables, or a centrally located free
space for short meetings.
- Open office layouts are thought to create a sense of
"shared mission." Teamwork is an essential component of workplace
productivity. When everyone is working together to serve customers or achieve a
common goal, that sense of togetherness translates to increased work output for
- Discuss placement of printers, recycling stations, and
other communal areas of the office with your Austin office space planning
coordinator. Idea sharing and brainstorming often takes place in these "water
cooler" spaces. Inspired employees are more productive than those who feel
stuck in a rut!
Investing in a new office layout is a great way to show your
staff that they are appreciated and valued. Plan a visit to the CBI Group
showroom in San Antonio or Austin. Office
space planning can be easier than you ever thought possible when you
utilize the expertise of a professional office space planner. To make an
appointment or get a quote, use our contact
form or call 210-655-3375.