Delivering consistently requires at least adequate and at best excellent facilities. The supporting items for any organization can take up a large amount of time and effort to manage. Simply put they should not be a time and cost drain and therefore, require diligent management and effective decision-making to be properly maintained. Remember if people notice facilities issues then you have a problem.

Principles & Guides

  • Facilities should match the needs of the organization, don’t let availability of relatively inexpensive items limit true productivity
  • Match location facilities to your organization style, fit, form and function
  • In the event of rapid change in the organization consider radical facility or layout changes to reinforce the new approach

Office Design

  • Closed doors are needed by HR only
  • Meeting rooms and quiet rooms, not offices
  • Don’t make a cube farm
  • Set up the environment to encourage communication