Reconfiguring Office Space
How to Reconfigure your Office Space
Changes in technology is forcing companies to reconfigure their office space in order to meet the demands of employees and their clients. Technology is allowing companies to be more paperless, move to cloud-based file storage, and also enable employees to work remotely from anywhere. These changes may mean companies have to reconfigure their office space in order to get the most from their office as well as their staff.
There are many reasons why companies choose to reconfigure their office space. These include:
- To accommodate more employees
- Eliminate waste after downsizing
- Improve workflow/productivity
- Support a new business model
- Respond to employees telecommuting and/or hot desking
- Capitalize on modern technology, such as cloud-based storage, wireless technology, tablets and smartphones
Reconfiguring your office space can also save costs on an office move. If your current office space just isn't providing what you need, instead of looking for an alternative solution, a simple reconfiguration of the space may give you just what you need to help you overcome the challenges you're facing. By consulting with an Office Space Planner, you will be able to transform your existing office into a more flexible and functional space that will improve productivity. When reconfiguring your office space, make sure you consider these important factors:
Make the most of natural light and position desks as close to windows as possible
A sustainable office will offer greater efficiency and help to reduce costs
It has been found that there is a link between the office temperature and worker productivity, so ensure you have adequate temperature controls that enable the office to remain cool and comfortable
Allow for a collaborative workspace that encourages communication and helps to foster teamwork.
Amount of space
Make sure you assign the correct amount of office space per employee. To find out how much office space you need, use the Office Space Calculator which is an easy-to-use free tool to help you calculate the amount of office space you need.
We can put you in touch with an Office Space Planner in your area to help you reconfigure your office and make optimum use of space. Find one here.
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