An optimized office layout increases productivity and contributes to the increased efficiency of the organization's activities.\u00a0It provides managers and staff with adequate space to carry out their functions effectively and at the same time healthily. If we make the most of the space in our office and make a correct distribution of the furniture, the productivity and well-being of the employees will improve, and also the brand image will be reinforced. For this reason, a good office layout is becoming more and more a necessity, also in small businesses and in the home office.\u00a0Today we are going to see some guidelines that can help you when deciding the layout of your office. Distribution of offices, evolution and some examples The distribution of offices has been changing as companies have been transforming their ways of working and technology has been gaining more prominence. As we have already commented in previous articles, the distribution of the current office, where collaborative and shared spaces prevail, has nothing to do with those offices full of cubicles from the 80's or with the first modern offices with their endless rows of desks. From the beginnings of the modern office, to the current ones where we try to encourage interaction and creativity, a lot of design has happened. The move from the noisy typewriter to desktop computers triggered the cubicles to give way to the open office, with the aim of encouraging personal encounters.\u00a0Companies then looked for new spaces where people meet, which is why informal spaces are so important today. EDP - Ofita The layout of modern offices The distribution of modern offices that today most corresponds to the ways of working and current corporate cultures is one that favors interaction.\u00a0The one that analyzes the different profiles and activities carried out in an office and responds to them with an appropriate distribution. Responding to the concept "A space for each function", currently in the distribution of modern offices open areas coexist with private ones;\u00a0individual jobs with those designed for teamwork;\u00a0the formal meeting rooms with the more informal agoras, etc. Unlike the offices of previous decades, the office today is not a single and homogeneous landscape;\u00a0now different environments coexist.\u00a0For example, after a hard day, we need to be able to have a coffee or just relax for a few minutes, in an appropriate area.\u00a0In the modern office layout, rest areas are essential. Some tips for the layout of modern offices A correct distribution of offices also analyzes another series of factors, such as the relationship of the people in the same department and that between the different teams of the company, the ergonomic demands of each position or the filing needs of each person and each Department.\u00a0It is also important to study the routes, and to ensure that as many people as possible enjoy natural light.\u00a0A good distribution achieves this objective thanks to the correct arrangement of partitions and panels that help us in this challenge.\u00a0For example, the search for more light and interaction has limited the use of panels taller than 120 cm and animated the trend for transparent or translucent panels. What then should we take into account for the distribution of the modern office and its spaces?\u00a0These guidelines will also help you in the office layout: \tEven if you work in an open space concept or at a shared table, it provides some space for isolation or to make calls or video calls with some privacy. \tLook for flexibility, that is, that the space can be reconfigured.\u00a0A perfect option is mobile furniture elements, such as those in Ofita's Forthink range (in the image): panels, stands ... that allow you to transform the space. \tSelect desks of dimensions according to the needs of the job. \tPosition work areas to allow natural light to pass over each person's left shoulder. \tLocate positions that are in frequent contact with customers and \/ or suppliers in accessible areas, for example near the reception area. \tWhen it is necessary to isolate spaces, if the office is small, preferably use transparent glass panels, which allow good lighting. \tDesign some space for rest or more informal meetings. Like a good suit, the office has to be tailored What is the best office layout?\u00a0Like a good suit, the office has to be tailored and in the image of each company.\u00a0It is important to know the identity and values \u200b\u200bof the organization, its history, activity, challenges, and purpose.\u00a0It is also essential to know their people. There are small, large, collaborative, open, closed offices ... Each one needs a different design.\u00a0For example, probably in a law firm, with confidential documents, it is advisable to opt for a closed distribution with offices where the lawyer can serve his clients. Distribution of office desks The distribution of the office tables will depend on the type of work.\u00a0For example, when a team works in a transparent and open way, a very good option is bench-type desks (as in the image), which facilitate collaboration between people. When the job requires a lot of concentration throughout the day, it is better to opt for a workstation with panels that isolate us from the rest;\u00a0On the other hand, the L-shaped tables are perfect for small offices since they allow us to have a lot of space on the surface for our documents and storage capacity in the lower part. Cloverleaf configurations (for example, concatenated with others as in the image) allow us to work fluently with our closest collaborators and interact with others at the same time. \u00a0Roche Gis -\u00a0 Ofita In some spaces, the best solution regarding furniture is for it to be mobile and reconfigurable according to use and number of people, as in training rooms. When planning the office layout, select appropriate furniture so that people are comfortable.\u00a0It is therefore essential to consider the ergonomics of the workplace.\u00a0When buying furniture, prioritize your comfort, health, and safety, which does not have to be at odds with a functional and spectacular design. Of course, we cannot fail to mention the home office.\u00a0The home office layout is also important, it doesn't fit just any place.\u00a0In addition, it is very important to choose the right furniture, as we detail in this other post.