5 Signs that it’s time to upgrade or relocate your business
It’s time for a change.
For many businesses, the majority of office space planning takes place before they move in. The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many businesses to consider their next steps. Organizations that have been in the same place for a long time will realize that it may be necessary to consider renovating. A workplace might become stagnant and uninviting over time, which can have a negative impact on employee productivity. The good news is that there are ways to prevent this by simply looking for these 5 signals that it’s time to renovate or relocate your office:
1. Too Much Space or Not Enough Space
What you do with your space matters much more than how much space you have. Utilizing open workspaces can encourage your people to return to the office. Companies don’t want to miss out on those genius ideas that happen in the lunchroom, by the water cooler or by passing someone in the hallway. How can you reimagine the space you work in, and adapt it for the new way people work?
If your company is expanding, you may need to make changes to your office to make it more effective and sustainable. It is important to make sure there is enough room in your workplace to allow employees to move freely.
Our team has developed the Future of Work Blueprint so that companies big and small can assess their current business goals and priorities and then develop a strategy for how physical square footage can support those goals and priorities. You can learn even more in our Rightsizing blog!
2. Not Enough Flexibility
For some people, the thought of being restricted to one space for the entire day is not very exciting. Comfort and flexibility in the workplace are essential for you and your people when it comes to productivity and focus. You can also achieve flexibility with height adjustable desks and computer monitors.
By creating quiet and collaborative spaces you are also giving your employees more flexibility for how they decide to do their work. Defined quiet zones spread throughout your workplace can greatly benefit the efficiency of your workforce. Collaboration zones foster communication and teamwork between individuals from different departments. However, it’s also important to include quiet spaces. You can read more about the ideal work environment in our workplace wellness blog.
3. It Doesn’t Match Your Brand
Is your company’s brand vibrant and exciting? Are you built on trustworthiness and excellent customer service? Your office should always reflect your brand. Your office design and personality set the tone for the rest of your company. So, you want to be sure you’re delivering the proper message. Workplace design that matches your company’s culture is a major win for you and your people and you can read about it here.
4. The Space Feels Outdated
Your overall office aesthetic can make or break your workplace environment. So, if it appears to be outdated, it might be a good time to think about renovating. But don’t worry, Infinity Group is here to help. We can help you created a better overall user experience. Try boosting the atmosphere of the work environment by updating your reception area. Making modifications, whether to the furniture, storage, or technology, can boost productivity and staff morale. It will also create a good first impression for new employees and visiting clients. Bringing your space to life will allow your business and employees to thrive for years to come.
5. Inefficient Layout
Efficiency is key. Without it, your team and business are likely to be negatively impacted. Having a layout that allows for efficient business is essential. If the floor plan of your office is slowing you down, then it is time to revitalize your office. It all starts with proper office design and space planning. A happy, comfortable workplace will boost employee productivity and creativity.
Office design, layout, and space usage have a significant impact on employee productivity and comfort. Proper planning and attention to detail may help you build a more efficient, effective workplace with happy employees. Whether your firm is revamping or relocating, Infinity Group is here to get you there! Contact us today to get started.