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  • Unit 2 Office Layout
  • Aims of the Lesson 1
    • Today’s Lesson
      • An intro to office layouts
      • Cellular
        • Advantages/Disadvantages of Cellular
      • Open Plan
        • Advantages/Disadvantages of Open Plan
  • Cellular
    • A Cellular office consists of a number of rooms in which an employee works on his own or with a few other employees.
    • Employees can lock their doors and can have privacy when required
  • Open Plan
    • An Open Plan office is a large area where employees work together
    • Room dividers, soundproof screens may be used to provide some privacy
  • Your Slideshow
    • Slide 1 = Describe Cellular Office
    • Slide 2 = Adv/Dis Cellular
    • Slide 3 = Describe Open Plan Office
    • Slide 4 = Adv/Dis Open Plan
  • Aims of the Lesson 2
    • Today’s Lesson
        • Advantages/Disadvantages of Cellular
        • Advantages/Disadvantages of Open Plan
        • Factors that affect office layout
  • Cellular Office
    • Advantages
    • Make it homely adding pictures
    • Private
    • Quiet and less distractions
    • Concentrate on task
    • Lock doors to stop people using your equipment
    • Disadvantages
    • May work with someone you don’t like
    • Miss out on decisions
    • Harder to manage staff
    • Isolated
    • Poorer communication (possibly)
  • Open Plan Office
    • Advantages
    • Wont be lonely
    • Better communication
    • Easier to manage
    • Wont miss out on decisions
    • Disadvantages
    • Possibly messy
    • Noisy with lots of distractions
    • Always being watched – pressured
    • Cant lock items away – theft
    • Cant set the office up the way you like it –lighting etc
  • Factors that Affect Chosen Office Layout
    • Your position in the company
    • Size of the company e.g. number of workers
    • Premises available
    • Type of work you are carrying out
    • Amount of money available
  • Aims of the Lesson 3
    • Last Lesson
    • Intro to office layouts
    • Cellular
      • Adv/Disadvantages
      • Open Plan
      • Adv/Disadvantages
    • Factors that affect chosen layout
    • Today’s Lesson
    • Office Ergonomics
    • Homeworking/Teleworking
    • Hot Desking
  • Office Ergonomics
    • Ergonomics looks at how the working environment i.e. furniture, equipment, heating, lighting, affects the work of employees
    • Improving the ergonomics will:
      • Improve employee morale and commitment
      • Increase output and efficiency
      • Reduce accidents and injuries
      • Reduce sickness and absenteeism
      • Reduce stress
  • Homeworking/Teleworking
    • Homeworking is where employees, as part of their conditions of employment work at home some or all of the time
    • Not suitable for jobs where regular face to face meetings are required
    • Suitable for journalists, designers, accountants, computer consultants
    • Teleworking
      • Work which undertaken outwith the company and then sent via ICT equipment is called teleworking
  • Hot Desking
    • A hot desk is a desk that can be booked and used for a short period of time
    • Employees who work from home often book these when they come in to give presentations or for meetings
  • Aims of the Lesson 4
    • Last Lesson
    • Intro to office layouts
    • Cellular
      • Adv/Disadvantages
      • Open Plan
      • Adv/Disadvantages
    • Factors that affect chosen layout
    • Office Ergonomics
    • Homeworking/Teleworking
    • Hot Desking
    • Today’s Lesson
    • Adv/Disadvantage of Homeworking/Teleworking
    • Job Sharing
    • Flexitime
    • Touch Down Areas
    • Carrel
  • Advantages/Disadvantages of Teleworking
    • Advantages
    • Disadvantages
  • Other Working Methods
    • Job Sharing
    • Employees share a full-time job between them
    • Paid a proportion of the full salary
    • Not suitable for management post
    • Flexitime
    • Employees have flexibility in start and finish times
    • Avoids traffic congestion
    • Employees may use clock in clock out times
  • Other Key Words
    • Touch Down Areas
    • Work areas that do not need to be booked
    • Used by staff who visit the office infrequently
    • Carrels
    • A small booth in an open plan office to give the employee more privacy