Whether you’ve been in business for a long time or are just starting out, you know that companies are always in flux.
In knowing that, you have to take a hard look at the types of spaces you can imagine, including in your new office.
In knowing that, you have to take a hard look at the types of spaces you can imagine, including in your new office. Leaders can take special considerations for the needs of their team to understand the different uses of every corner of the space.
Leaders can take special considerations for the needs of their team to understand the different uses of every corner of the space.
Specific-use rooms like a large lunch and social gathering “strike zone” room, private meeting areas, or quiet break space may be more necessary for your business than they are for others. This depends on the number of people who share the space and the type of work they’re doing. More and more, a business lounge environment is becoming a popular necessity for businesses who want to dedicate less space to an official lunch room. Obviously, this might not work for every business, but it’s a more casual approach to a space problem that many businesses face.
Does the room have appliances that are necessary for its function? Many businesses might require a video conference room set up with technology that allows them to conduct meetings with clients in other locations. Do you expect to have a great deal of technology like copiers, fax machines, or charging stations? Where will the employees who operate this space be stationed?
Naturally, there’s a lot to consider when planning your new space, but taking careful notice of the special considerations your space requires is one of the biggest steps toward creating a fantastic work environment for your entire crew. Everything your business does and expects to do will have a huge effect on your overall space-planning layout.
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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