Moving can be one of the most stressful things people go through, and moving an office is no different.
If you’re getting ready to change work environments, there are things you can do to make it easier on yourself.
This article will teach you how to set up an office so you and your employees can start thriving at work again.
Choose the Right Location
Think carefully about where you want your office to be located.
If you have a lot of employees to consider, don’t move too far from where your current office is unless you’re ready to get a new staff.
Consider what neighborhood you want your office to be in and do research to make sure it’s a good part of town. Think about how visible you will be to your target customer at your new location.
Once you pick a location, consider a non-traditional type of office building. Container offices are an inexpensive and efficient way to work that is on trend with the times.
Think About Floor Plan
Changing offices is a great way to give a new floor plan a try.
If you currently have a mostly closed officer with high cubicles and separate offices, you might want to consider an open floor plan. Open floor plans give you and your employees more opportunities to collaborate. They can open up the conversation more than closed off cubicles.
Open floor plans also save money because you don’t have to buy the partitions.
When planning an open floor plan, designate a working area and a relaxing area. The relaxing area can be for charging phones, enjoying a snack, or just generally taking a break from work.
If you’re a company that needs to be online all the time like most are these days, make sure your new office has plenty of outlets.
Remember your employees are spending 40 hours a week in your office and you want them to be comfortable.
Make sure you’re buying office chairs that you would want to sit on for eight hours a day. These chairs should provide solid lumbar support and have high backs.
Buy lounge furniture for the break room area of your office. This could include a couch or some bean bag chairs. You want to make your office feel homey for your workers.
Renting furniture from an office supply store could be another good option if you’re not ready to commit yet.
Now You Know How to Set up an Office
You’ve now learned how to set up an office at your new location.
Remember choosing a great office is all about location, the right floor plan, and quality furniture. Your priority should always be creating a comfortable and productive place to work.
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