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State a few factors to be considered in choosing a suitable office layout?

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Posted June 9, 2013 at 8:09 PM via web

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State a few factors to be considered in choosing a suitable office layout?

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted June 19, 2013 at 3:32 PM (Answer #1)

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This is a very interesting question, as many companies (mostly technology ones) are putting a lot of emphasis on this question. Here are some considerations.

First, some companies want to create little nooks in their office layout, so that people can feel a sense of privacy, a place to call their own. This fosters creativity and feeling of comfort. 

Second, some companies want free form office layouts, where there is a lot of flexibility. The aim for this is, again, to promotes creativity. 

Third, many offices are creating a place where people can get together, when they want to. This is a public space where collaboration can take place. 

Also a lot of companies are also creating place for "fun." For example, Zappos, the online shoe store is a prime example. The goal here is to create morale in the work place. 

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