Space Redistribution in the Office


Are you intrigued by the idea of making do with less office space but unsure what radical space re-allocation looks like in practice? Allsteel walks readers through the process with the example of real-life customer Deloitte & Touche. This firm had many private offices that averaged 300 square feet (half the size of an efficiency apartment). Firm leaders made the decision that these offices needed a much smaller footprint and that fewer workers actually needed private offices. However, they didn’t just take a slash and burn approach to making changes. Their primary objectives were reducing real estate costs and making more efficient use of space in ways that improved employee productivity and satisfaction. That’s the secret to any successful program to shrink office space.

One ingenious approach was the repositioning of individually enclosed office spaces to the center of the floor plan. The bigwigs still got private offices in the core of the building. But the next level of management down the corporate ladder got workstations positioned nearest the windows for a great view. The idea of a corner office was done away with entirely, allowing two groups of employees to have some favorite perks. To get some more great ideas on reorganizing your office for better efficiency, check out the full case study. Then, contact us for a free, no-obligation office space planning consultation.


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