Planning your new office space is an exciting venture, but it’s critical that it is done right.
If you’re expanding or relocating your office, you have to figure out the absolute best use of your new space to support and strengthen your culture and maximize efficiency while you’re at it. All of this takes planning, so be prepared to ask the important questions.
Remember that you’ll need to have your team’s point of view in mind when planning their new workspace — they need to be comfortable and able to work effectively in their new office environment.
Take some time to plan. Perhaps the most important decision you’ll make is selecting the building that is right for your team. Once you’ve narrowed it down, designate at least nine months before your move-in date to the space-planning process.
The first step in that process is conducting several interviews with architects and space planners to find the best person for the job. The ideal candidate should be someone who cares about your business objectives and can easily interpret how your organization operates.
They’ll be able to make suggestions on how to improve efficiency, meaning the design they come up with will have your vision and future growth in mind while making the most of the space.
By planning far enough in advance and hiring the right professional for the job, your scope of work will be outlined, which saves your team time to focus on the business in the here and now.
Michael Staskiewicz, CCIM, Managing Principal of Effective Realty Advisors and a team of strategic partners, help financial decision makers of mid-size companies perfectly align their real estate with their business needs, so that they increase profits and improve operational and financial performance.
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