How to select proper office furniture for different departments of the organization in order to outfit the work place?
Before outfitting the office it is important to walk through all the departments and to select the office furniture for each division that would correspond to its working particularity. The main aspects assessed by the OFFI specialists while selecting the office furniture for certain organization and its separate departments are the following:
• character of work (management, creative, technical);
• time spent in the work place (e.g., the manufacturers spend less time in their work place than the publicity specialists);
• character of work organization (the horizontal structure of organization demands for much less partitions, walls and doors than the hierarchical management);
• need to accumulate data (the lawyers and financiers are distinguished in this regard);
• expansion possibilities of organization.


Is OFFI ready to substantiate every suggested solution financially?
Actually the Lithuanian market of office furniture still lacks the financial substantiation of the office arrangement. OFFI is ready to substantiate financially the arrangement of each work place, to assess the depreciation, and to learn the leasing possibilities.


Why does OFFI give such big attention to the office zoning?
The office without zones is not an office. It is necessary to understand that the work zones and the representative zones (reception, conference halls, manager’s office) differ thus the different requirements should be set for them and different financial resources should be allocated. Therefore OFFI will give special attention for application of the office zoning philosophy in practice.
The representative zone serves as a face of the office for the organization’s clients, partners and guests. That is the zone that expresses the organization’s philosophy, work culture, positions in the market, and objectives the best. It is recommended to provide more investments for the representative zone.
The work zone is meant for individual and team work, and it needs functionality and rationality. The main goal of this zone is to combine the individual comfort of the employee in the work place with the organization’s abilities and objectives. It is especially important to substantiate the arrangement of the work zone economically.


What is “OFFI”?
OFFI is the fusion of English words “Office”, “Furniture”, and “Interior” (Lit. biuras, baldai, interjeras).


Office philosophy
A large part of life is spent in the office, thus its environment should induce motivation to achieve results; it should be physically comfortable and functional. These goals are easier to achieve with the help of office philosophy that covers the office zoning, arrangement of work places, and office adjustment to the organization’s structure.


Zoning philosophy
The office zoning is the totality of separate work zones and their right interaction. The right zoning is exactly the item that guarantees the efficient work of the whole office. Following the modern philosophy of office zoning, the experts submit to the organization and its employees the most economically beneficial and the most valuable office layout and set of office furniture.


Zone
That is the totality of work places distinguished by some particular function. The office is divided into four main zones: representative, work, rest and technical.


Place
That is the part of zone adjusted to certain demands. The places are divided into places for work, formal communication and informal communication.

Place of formal communication
This is conference hall or meeting rooms. The most important requirements for the places of formal communication are presentability and functionality with regard to people and used technique. They are mostly arranged taking into account the frequency of the convened meetings and number of their participants.


Place of informal communication
The most frequently this means rest zone or work place of the manager of the department/division. The comfort and coziness are the main requirements for these zones. There the soft furnishings, low tables and other coziness-providing interior details are used the most often for such areas.