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LAYOUT DECISION

Office Layout
Definition of The grouping of workers, their equipment, and spaces/offices to
Office Layout provide for comfort, safety, and movement of information.
 The main distinction of office layouts is the importance placed
on the flow of information.
 Examples: Faculty Office, Banks, Software Company

3 Physical and 1. Proximity- spaces should naturally bring people together


Social Aspects 2. Privacy- people must be able to control access to their
conversations
related to 3. Permission- the culture should signal that non-work
Workspace interactions are encouraged
A useful tool for office layout analysis, which is also called as a
Definition of relationship chart.
Muther Grid  It is a format for displaying manager preferences for
departmental locations.

Example of a
Muther Grid
Example of Office
Layout Floor Plan
Accounting
Finance
Fin. Acct.

Manager Brand X
1. Impacts morale
2. Impacts business
Importance of 3. Way the work is done
4. Manage changes
Office Layout 5. Increase productivity
6. Facilitate supervision
7. Effective use of equipment
1. Natural Lighting
2. Placing computers
Principles of 3. Designing work tables
4. Flow of work
Office Layout 5. Pleasant
6. Provision of tools
7. Grouping
8. Open a private space
9.Informal and formal spaces
10. Security
11. Reducing risk
12.Reduce distances