As a business leader, most of the decisions you make are inspired by how quickly your business grows. When considering moving space, you don’t want to invest in an area you’ll outgrow in the future.
To the contrary, you also don’t want an area that inhibits growth. So, what can you do to make the most out of your current office space while you wait for the right time to invest in a bigger one?
Keep reading to learn four ways your office space should grow with your business.
Deep Clean the Office
Before you lose yourself in planning a new office space, start off by deep cleaning the office. Make sure to get rid of any unwanted and unnecessary documents and papers. Clear out all the clutter from the desks, keep your supply closet organized and store all of your files digitally. Once you’re done cleaning, you’ll have a better image of how to rework the space to promote your business growth.
Keep the Office Furniture to a Minimum
A lot of office furniture these days is too large, limiting the number of employees you can house. However, there are a few inexpensive options that are both stylish and can save space. Small pieces of furniture that prioritizes functionality can help you make the most of even the smallest office space. In fact, placing employees who work together close by to each other might increase productivity levels. stick with the small pieces of furniture to maximize productivity.
Incorporate Privacy into the Design
A common complaint in the world of openwork is the lack of privacy. Although noise-canceling speakers can temporarily solve this issue, it’s important that you leave space for privacy. For example, you can use one room or an office as a place for private meetings and phone calls. You can use a calendar to limit use and reserve time among employees. Hiring a commercial architect can help you create a space that you can use now that will become transformative in the future. Strategy will be cheaper than remodeling over and over again.
Temporarily Decrease the In-Office Population
If the current office space you’re occupying is too small, you’ll need to think about who to send home to work for the time being. Consider what roles require teamwork and what is more focused on calls. For example, staff members who spend the majority of their time answering sales calls might like to work from home. And if you need to, you can rotate your teams each week.
Knowing when the right time to have a bigger office space is easier said than done. If you’re not able to acquire a bigger space for your company, you have alternatives at your disposal.
Kara Masterson is a freelance writer from West Jordan, Utah. She graduated from the University of Utah and enjoys writing and spending time with her dog, Max.