ODO is a workplace design discipline dedicated to organizing your business for growth by streamlining processes, employing proper tools and utilizing visual mental aids to formulate internal results. ODO incorporates both technical and creative elements required to improve process, drive performance, and increase a unified awareness for production. There are many aspects to ODO, from the words on your wall to the way office furniture links to the overall process. Sometimes ODO is simply a matter of making sure your workplace is structured in a way that workers understand and relate.
ODO isn't just about building a cool modern office. It's about making your workplace better for people that work there as well. At 90 Degree Office Conceptswe believe these values work together like hand and glove.
This guide is designed to label some areas of ODO—from finding the ideas that save time and contribute to a more organized machine, to making your workplace a friendly, enjoyable place to work, to building an infectious enthusiasm that we call internal marketing. If you are confused about this stuff, you are not alone, and we're here to help.
Why does my workplace need ODO?
The majority of workplace performance is driven by the way its people relate to the experience of being at work. Although social activities can be an enjoyable outside experience, other types of philosophies can aid internal workplace experiences. The way workers think and feel while they are at work has everything to do with what they produce, how they do it and whether they are mentally enrolled in the process. This is true whether your workplace provides services, products, information, or just about anything else.
Every business is unique insofar as they provide targeted products to their particular market—and they need people looking for what they offer. The people in the company provide the mechanism for making that happen. In pretty much the same way, search engines are the roadways that bring the appropriate customers to your doorstep. If search engines cannot find your site, or add your content to their databases, you miss out on incredible opportunities to drive traffic to your site.
The things that enter into your people’s minds and the way they feel while being at work, is pretty much similar to Search queries on the web—the words that users type into the search box—carry extraordinary value. Experience has shown that what people think about when they are at work can make (or break) a company’s success. ODO can provide worker publicity, revenue, and enthusiastic exposure like no other marketing tool. Investing in ODO can have an exceptional rate of return compared to other types of marketing and promotion.
Why can't workers perform at a top rate without ODO?
People are smart and caring, but they still need assistance. Most people are always working to learn and improve their skills to get better results for themselves and others. However, there is a limit to what most people may do without help. Whereas the right ODO can influence the process a thousand times faster, doing nothing, or employing the wrong moves (just like search results) can hide or bury your company deep into the visibility abyss.
In addition, making areas like office reception areas optimized can boost the way visitors think and feel about your company. You can also use your reception area as a learning and inspirational tool to make visitors want to dig deeper into your company and get involved (on some level) with what you do. Business is becoming increasingly competitive, and those companies who perform better than the next one will have an unequivocal advantage over those that don’t.
Can I do ODO without help?
ODO is relatively multifaceted, but most people can easily recognize the basics. Even a tiny bit of awareness can make a big difference. Free ODO information is available at 90 Degree Office Furniture or call 855-699-0334. Combine information with trial and error and you are well on your way to becoming an expert.
Considering conditional time obligation, your inclination to learn, and the complexity of your office design - you might choose to call on an expert to assist with things that you are challenged with. In any case, it's good to have a firm grasp of the core concepts.
Things you should consider about optimizing your workplace
- Detailed understanding of work process
- Detailed understanding of people and work flow
- Detailed understanding of tools needed to support the tasks and flow (size, shape, components and materials)
- Consider optimum placement for maximum speed and efficiency
- Consider people placement in proximity to other workers and tools
- Clear understanding of space requirements to perform tasks
- Complete understanding of what visual tools are required to support company philosophies
- Consider what people see or can’t see that support or distract from performance
- Consider visibility tools to support worker coaching and improvement
- Consider options that support natural job related thinking
- Consider what people hear or not hear that supports or distract from work
- Balance privacy with collaboration elements
- Consider how color selection affects the way people feel
- Consider support tools for individual growth
- Consider provisions for private or community areas for relaxation
- Consider what people smell and how it relates to performance
- Consider how people ultimately feel about their job and the company they work for
Unless you are a one man show, no one can effectively operate a business without the help and support of others. To do that successfully, the environment in which people work and perform well with others is an unspoken key to generating extreme performance results.
Failing to employ an effective ODO strategy will often result in longer production times, frustrated workers, job replacement cost, loss of revenue, and customer ambivalence.