Kitting out a new or existing office will be one of the most expensive investments your company will incur, therefore it is critical to do it properly the first time. You should consider what will boost employee productivity and improve your company’s brand image, from the appearance and feel of the workplace to the available amenities, here are a few things you will want to consider;
Consult with yourself first of all
Refurbishing or moving into a new office will help your business in numerous ways, improved employee performance, greater efficiency, improved lighting, and simpler movement across the workplace area are just a few of the benefits. Then there are, the more visible advantages too, such as presenting a more contemporary environment to clients and consumers.
As and when you begin your new fit-out, you should already have a clear vision of what you want, if not then you should postpone the event until you do.
Consider the following questions:
- Why do you require a new office space?
- Where will your new office be located?
- What type of interior design do you want?
Your answers will help you to see the ‘bigger picture’, what sort of budget you will need, how long it will take you to finish the kit-out, whether or not you should have Enterprise Audio /Visual Conferencing equipment and, what additional choices you should make in terms of both functionality and aesthetics.
As much as your workplace should represent the current vibe of your organization, it should also be flexible enough that it can adapt to changes in the future. This is where the question of, to use existing space or to acquire a new space comes into play, write down the responses to these “future proofing” ideas together with the “bigger picture” questions above:
Your firm or industry is, hopefully expected to expand and change over the next several years, how do you see it developing?
- Is there enough room in your current workplace to accommodate future growth?
- When it comes to your office space, what impact will technology have?
- Is your area adaptable enough to accommodate a wide range of needs?
As soon as you have the answers to all of these questions, then you can truly decide whether your existing office space is suitable for future growth and anything else that may come with it. If the answer is no, then perhaps it is the right time to consider looking for a new space to operate.