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Advantages and Disadvantages of an Open Office Fit Out Layout Design

If you’re moving office space or you’re looking to revamp your office fit out you might like to look into different layout designs. Office layouts can hugely impact your team’s productivity and efficiency, which directly relate to your company’s profits and losses.

If you ask employees what their ideal office space looks like, most would say a spacious, private  corner cubicle with lots of natural light and a cozy couch for quick power naps. The reality is that’s not possible for everyone, especially when you have a team greater than four!

This is where you might like to consider an open office fit out layout design. 

An open plan office is ideal for work environments requiring high levels of collaboration, communication and many employees. It’s often a more affordable and cost-effective option that leaves more room in your pocket for other business expenses. 

Often, open offices create a visually pleasing and flexible space where you know where everyone is, making it easier to reach out, collaborate, communicate and create. This layout creates a strong company culture with a sense of belongingness and togetherness, eliminating any feelings of isolation within the office environment.

Since this type of design is open, noise travels quickly throughout the space. It can quickly become a noisy environment creating distractions for others and possible anxiety – affecting productivity. There is also a lack of privacy with this design – so unless your company prides itself in being an open, honest and transparent work environment, this layout might not work for your business.  

What type of businesses can benefit from an open office fit out?

Generally speaking, businesses that require strong, frequent team collaboration and human interaction would benefit from an open office layout. These can be:

  • Public relations firms
  • Marketing firms
  • Advertising agencies
  • Think tanks
  • Non-profits
  • Architecture firms


Companies and organisations that would not suit an open plan office would be those that deal with clients and their private matters in fields such as legalities, health and financial. The following types of businesses would benefit more from private offices and cubicles:

  • Banks
  • Accounting firms
  • Tax preparation businesses
  • Payday lenders
  • Law firms
  • Medical centres

Ready to install your office fit out?

If you think you’re ready to move forward with your office fit out you’ll need to follow these steps to achieve a stress-free and smooth sailing experience!

First, you’ll need to reach out to us about your office fit out where we’ll then send through an enquiry form to get to know a bit more about what your needs are and what you want to achieve. That’s when we’ll organise a consultation with you where we’ll discuss planning and design.

If you’d like to learn more about our process from start to finish, you can learn more here.

Ready to promote employee satisfaction and improve productivity? Give our team of experts a call today.

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