One of the most important factors for the success of a good operational office is the method and ease of internal and external communication.
If the businesses method of communication is efficient then it is likely the company will also operate efficiently and therefore successfully.
The initial communication between senior managers and customers could well take place around the boardroom’s office desk and thus will need to be communicated effectively down to the appropriate managers and from the managers to their staff.
Every person around the office desk making decisions in the boardroom has to be an efficient communicator for the firm to succeed effectively.
When it comes to the level of general staff they have a tendency to form groups in association with the placement of office furniture or individual departments. If one employee is sat closely to the office desk of another, there is likely to be some sort of rapport between the workers that can sometimes incorporate office politics.
To ensure that negative modes of communication do not get out of hand in the workplace it is best to adopt bridge building techniques and motivational exercises.
Regular inter department meetings work well to alleviate negativity of staff towards the workplace.