Planning space within your design concept.
The design of a space is often the first impression made on a potential client/ customer. Perhaps the most direct benefit of space planning and design is the increase in productivity in your staff by understanding and implementing the different roles each staff member has. As a designer I strive to consider all the different resources a company needs, whom they need to be in communication with and what could potentially distract them. For example, when creating a concept I ask myself where the conference and break areas should be positioned out of view of the main work areas or not and whether or not there should be a custom casework near the working pods to provide a professional-looking and easily accessed storage system for frequently used office supplies
For me personally one of the best attributes about working in a well-designed office is the fact that it just makes you feel great and makes employees look forward to coming into the office each day. If you are spending more time in your office than you are in your own home, you're going to want to make sure it makes you feel good.