Why is Space Planning so important?
Effective Space Planning is at the core of any interior design and is the perfect solution for making sure you have made the optimal use of every millimeter of space for the intended purpose. From a productivity and financial part of the business, Space Planning will have an effect on this, both positively and negatively. An ideal space plan makes a huge difference to where you live and work, whether that be due to the colours, positioning of furniture or even the style of furniture.
The quality and practicality of the environment in which your staff have to function directly influences their well-being. It also has a direct influence on their productivity and can minimise absenteeism. For example, in 2007/08, an estimated 2.1 million people in the UK were suffering from an illness that was either caused, or made worse by their place of work. The top suffering is Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSD’s) of which can be prevented via space planning due to the use of correct working space, and equipment will be identified.
An effective working environment with well-designed amenities has a positive influence on the morale and efficiency of the staff. Employees who are happy with a high morale perform better and are more productive. According to the Financial Times, productivity is around 65% less in Wales, compared to London, of which a percentage can be increased by correct space planning. Increased productivity can go a long way in increasing the turnover of the business.
At MACOI Direct Office Furniture, we are proud to be able to say that we have fully trained staff in the effective use of Space Planning, who are keen to work with you to create the perfect working environment.