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Although many people have adopted remote working policies, there is still a need for the office, and it’s inevitable there always will be. Sometimes, businesses need to think about a move, whether due to growth or increased rental prices at their current location. If you need to move your office elsewhere, here are four tips to help you pick the perfect office space.
Pick The Perfect Location
Location, location, location is something anyone who’s ever looked at a property, whether commercial or residential, knows about. You must make sure that your office is in a good but affordable location. This will enable you to keep to your tight budget, while also allowing staff, clients, and candidates to find the office without getting lost. Ideally, you need something close to a bus route so that anyone without a car can make it there, while also offering an easy drive for those with their own vehicle.
Make Sure It’s Future Proof
With most offices going the high-tech route, you must ensure your office is future-proof. This means it must accommodate technological upgrades to make the workday and overall experience streamlined and efficient. If you’re planning on introducing IoT systems, you’ll need the office structure to make this possible. Likewise, working with the likes of Tectonic Design Build, you can ensure your office will be energy-efficient. Doing so will help boost your company’s reputation and ensure you are a more sustainable and, therefore, attractive business for potential clients, customers, and even staff members.
Bigger Does Not Equal Better
When it comes to offices, you need to make sure they are a suitable size to accommodate your existing staff and any additional staff you will need to bring on to help manage company growth. However, this can often come with a few issues. Some businesses will look for the biggest office they can find. The problem with doing so is that you will waste space, and therefore money, and the office will also look too bare, no matter how much furniture you install or how you decorate it. Before deciding on their perfect office space for your needs, make sure to visit it and compare it to your current office space. This also prevents picking an office that is too small, stuffy, and claustrophobic.
Use Augmented Reality
If you need to get a thorough idea of how the office might look once you have installed all the furniture and essentials, use augmented reality to ‘imagine’ how this will look. Rather than try to guess where you can put desks, chairs, sofas, and more, you can get a real-life idea of what the office will look like once you move in. This will help you decide whether the space is suitable and give you ideas on how to arrange the furniture when you come to set everything up.
Picking the perfect office space can be a little tricky. Still, it’s also essential to maintain an efficient, productive, and comfortable environment for your staff and anyone who visits.