You and your employees spend practically a third of your waking hours in the office. Time invested in making that physical environment optimal for work is never wasted. Research shows that offices optimized for space, color, and light improve employees' mood and long-term productivity. Once you have found the balance between cost and amount of space needed, you should make the best of that space using best practices. A little research may be required to find the right furniture and colors, but your personal taste and ideas from your team also play a large role. With that in mind, here are some good practices to study when optimizing your office layout.