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5 WAYS TO IMPROVE WORKPLACE
PRODUCTIVITY
 
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How can we help you improve your workplace productivity?   

1. We have a structured process for strategic facility planning, known as (FSP)2. 

2. We have the experience and knowledge to understand your goals and create appropriate and efficient workspaces.

 
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Companies invest lots of money in the latest technology and employee training, but they often overlook a critical factor in employee performance and satisfaction - the quality of the physical environment. Space planning and interior design have proven to positively affect productivity.
 
Five ways that you can improve productivity through good workplace design are:
1. Facilitate Proximity
 
Employees need to physically interact with other staff and readily access equipment, files, and other resources. The workspace should enable this interaction by eliminating barriers, providing ample meeting spaces, making it easy to form team areas.
 
Email and teleconferencing are good communication tools, but they cannot provide the subtleties, nuances, and value of face-to-face discussions. People who need to work closely together should be together.
2. Support Individuality  
 

Privacy should not be based on status or hierarchy but on the nature of the individual work. The required level of confidentiality should dictate whether an employee is provided an open or a fully enclosed office.

 
Good workplace design provides the right level of both audio and visual privacy for the position.Figure 7
3. Provide Comfort
 

Adjustable keyboards, comfortable chairs, proper lighting, good air quality, and temperature/humidity control all contribute to the overall comfort of the workspace. 

 

Quality office furniture and carpet, as well as colors that enhance the workplace, contribute to a pleasant environment.

4. Enable Flexibility
 

Work processes change, your services or products change, customer demands change, employee demographics change - your workspace should be responsive to these changes.

furnitureWorkspaces that can be easily reconfigured enable you to respond quickly to such changes. This reconfiguration includes not only workstations, but office walls, lighting, and HVAC. Tasks and processes also need to adapt to individual needs. This flexibility can reduce space costs and employee stress.
5. Enhance Your Brand And Image
 
First impressions are as important to workplaces as they are for individuals. Creating a positive image is key to attracting and retaining staff and customers. The office environment needs to be welcoming, warm, even refreshing and dynamic. If it is old, crowded and appears stagnate then employees will not be proud of their workplace, and their performance may suffer.
How does a professional designer impact the appeal and efficiency of your workspace?
 
A designer (architect, interior designer, space planner) will investigate your corporate culture and mission and then be able to demonstrate how design can help achieve your corporate goals. A systematic, creative approach will result in a space which advances your organization's vision and image.
 
Green ImageDesign should be integrated into strategic planning. This ensures serious consideration of the requirements for a stimulating, energizing workplace that enhances productivity, efficiency, and job satisfaction.
 
 
Designers often serve as part management consultants because of their experience, their knowledge, their tools, and their techniques. 

For more information, contact: 

Garry Brinton

FP+A, Inc.
717-221-9700
800-828-1871