If you’re like me, you think a lot about the setup and design of your workspace. Why Not, right? We spend a good portion of our lives there, so if it can make us more productive and happier, it’s worth it.
Although the article is 5 years old, it’s a great outline of the considerations you should make when designing your own office or workspace. Although the article is skewed toward “knowledge workers” with medium to large teams, most of the topics can be equivalent for home, telecommuting, traveling workers too.
The article is “ Why Office Design Matters ” available in the Harvard Business School Archives. Things like communication, concentration, and collaboration are discussed. It’s not a long article, but definitely worth a read – as well as printing/saving into your personal archives. The footnotes and citations are also worth looking up.