When Technology Influences Office Design and Layout

Filing Cabinets and Units

Here at Office Gallery, it’s fairly common this time of year to hear from businesses that are inspired by the spring to change up their office design.  The spring cleaning we all seem to do at home oftentimes translates into new looks for office and reception spaces as well.

What Sort Of Desks Fit Your Workforce?

One of the biggest variables that will impact your design is the type of technology you’re currently using (as well as planning to use in the future).  Does your office need spaces that fit desktop computers with separate hard drives?  Do you have a more transient workforce that comes in occasionally and plugs in their laptop to work for a couple of hours at a time?  Maybe you don’t need a workspace that can fit the Wang computers of old, but knowing what kind of space you do need (separate desks versus workbenches, for example), and what you’re going to use it for, is vital to creating a clean, well-functioning, and efficient workspace.

Document Storage and Filing

Document storage is another important consideration.  Does your office scan documents, or physically store them?  This is going to determine how many filing spaces your office needs to contain.  Most offices are also beginning to streamline their document technology in other ways – instead of separate printers, copiers, scanners and fax machines, many businesses are realizing they don’t have the need for all these capabilities or are investing in a multi-purpose machine that can be networked to serve as several people’s printer – and fax, copier and scanner all in one.  Some still have the need for separate machines as well though – either way, it’s important to take stock in what devices an office has and where they need to be relative to their primary users.

Our office furniture showroom is a great place to come and stroll through while thinking of ideas for your office space and realizing the possibilities.  Visit our showroom by taking a virtual tour on our web site or come visit today!