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You’ve decided that the time has come to upgrade your office, but when it comes to the process of actually overhauling and updating the space you aren’t sure where to start. It’s completely normal to feel overwhelmed with this type of project – after all, there’s a lot to think about and consider.
The good news is that whether you’re redesigning a large commercial office or a smaller more intimate space for your business, there are lots of useful tips and ideas that can help. Bearing that in mind, for everything that you need to know about upgrading your office, below are a number of tips and pieces of advice.
Yes, the idea of installing a slide like the Google office has, sounds cool, but just how practical is it really? The fact is that while the idea might seem good, in essence it’s just not a great idea – it’s a waste of space and money. When it comes to your office design, it’s vital that you think about practicality and the practical side of your office space.
Ask yourself: what does the office need to offer yourself and your team? It’s important to think about the most basic things that the team needs to be able to work in an effective and successful way.
Be mindful of tech
When it comes to redesigning your office space, it’s vital to think about the tech side of things and what tech your office needs to function properly. From thinking about the types of computers and printing systems that you have in place, to considering the option of having fiber optic cable broadband in place, there’s a lot that you need to think about and consider.
If you’re unsure what technology you should be prioritising for your business, it might be worthwhile taking the time to seek support and guidance from a business advisor. It’s not always easy knowing what your business needs, which is where talking to a specialist can be helpful.
Create a welcoming space
Lastly, one of the most important things that you can do when designing an office space is to create a workspace that is welcoming. Yes, you need a space that has been designed with productivity in mind, but it’s also important that you create a space that is welcoming and somewhere that it’s nice to be in and work in.
Designing a space that’s welcoming and has been created with comfort in mind is important for employee retention. It’s important to create a space to work in that feels welcoming and supportive, and of course, designed to maximise productivity.
Not sure what your team members want from their workspace? Take the time to ask them. You can also do a little research, but if you want to gain a true insight into what your team members want from their workspace, you need to ask them for their ideas.
There you have it, a guide to upgrading your office and the essential factors that you need to take into account.