An important aspect of manager’s task is layout. Office layout means the systematic arrangement of office furniture and equipment within the available floor space. The office layout is planned in such a manner that it will ensure maximum output at minimum cost. Office layout ensures sound and efficient flow of work, economy in the utilisation of space and equipment and comfort and satisfaction of the employees. The layout plan will be more effective if its plan is carried out along with the plan of office building.
When the existing layout plan requires improvement because of changes in procedure, increase or decrease in personnel and inadequacy of area, relayout becomes necessary. The new layout framed by improving the existing layout is called Relayout.