Office Space Planning: To upsize or downsize?
Are you thinking about moving offices? Or changing your layout? If so, it may be time to consider the size of your space. Bigger doesn’t necessarily mean better. With the increased use of technology, more and more people working from home and a decrease in face-to-face client meetings – a better use of office space could mean increased efficiency for your company.
Is size really everything?
Moving to a bigger premises goes hand in hand with company growth and expansion. However, with a modern tech-fueled economy, more space doesn’t always mean more productivity.
There is no shame in downsizing. In fact, it can even increase collaboration and efficiency for your office team (and leave a bit of room in the budget for improving design and furniture elements). Computers are only getting smaller and there are multiple storage options available that could mean you can cut down on the need for filing cabinets and excessive storage furniture taking up valuable office space. Digital storage in the cloud can open up floor space previously taken up by draws and cabinets holding files.
Up versus down
There are obvious benefits to upsizing; more space for additional employees, more space for client meetings and the morale boost for your team due to the physical growth. Of course, finances don’t always allow for a bigger office. With rising property rates for commercial spaces it is becoming more difficult to upsize. The modern workforce doesn’t actually call for increased space, it is built on efficiency and innovation; both of which can be achieved from a carefully thought out office space.
Making more out of less
There are certain design methodologies that can be used to make the most out of the space you have. Consulting an office design specialist could help you to increase productivity and efficiency in your office space. Brighter colours help to create the feeling of being in a bigger space as well as using creative storage solutions such as desktop organisers to minimise the amount of furniture needed on the floor.
If you need help deciding on the best way forward for your new office space, feel free to call one of our expert workspace solution Consultants today.