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The 5 most popular types of office layouts: Which one is yours?

Ambient Concept's Charmaine Kon identifies the different types of office layouts and their functions to see which one works best for your business.

An effective office layout keeps employee morale high, enables productivity, and optimises workflow.

More than a matter of fitting a certain number of people into the same space, your choice of layout should depend on the type of work, workflow, aesthetics, amenities, communication, and even the company’s branding.

If you’re setting up an office, read on to learn about the different types of office layouts and their functions to see which one works best for your business.

#1 The really open space



Co-working spaces are third-party office providers who offer a range of workspaces for individuals and organisations. These include individual desk rentals, office suites, and even whole office floors for larger companies.

Who it’s for: Freelancers, startups, small companies without office capital, and large companies who enjoy state-of-the-art facilities.

Advantages: The best facilities such as premium printers which are maintained by the co-working space providers, well-equipped rest areas, and a never-ending supply of refreshments. As co-working spaces cater to individuals, small groups, and even large companies, they usually have a wide range of workspaces for different working styles and functions. These include phone booths, small meeting rooms, event halls, office suites, and more.

Common design mistakes: Inadequate privacy and security measures. In a shared office space, privacy and security are paramount. This might mean installing lockers, locked storage spaces, and individual card access to different areas in the building.

This article was first published in Ambient Concept.

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