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Easy Flexible Office Designs For Startups

Easy Flexible Office Designs For Startups

Office designs for startups are different from traditional businesses primarily because their business model is designed to grow fast. And because of this, a startup’s workspace needs can change drastically within a short period of time. A rapidly expanding company needs a flexible office design with room for growth.

First, you need to have ample space in which to grow. Once you find an office space, here are some things to consider when thinking about the office design for your next startup:

Ceiling

While it might not be the first thing you think about, your ceiling height is important. When selecting an office, a high ceiling creates a sense of openness. High ceilings will promote creativity and encourages focus.

Nature

Pay attention to wall colors and textures. The colors of nature (blue, green, yellow and red) have proven to reduce stress – especially if your office does not offer a lot of windows and natural light. Hang pictures of nature scenes and use office plants. Plants are a great investment and can dramatically improve the air quality of your office.

Walls

Cover your walls with whiteboards or these amazing Clarus Glassboards everywhere team collaboration is in play. Hang art or posters that foster design inspiration. Make sure it ties in with the company culture, product or motto.

Office Furniture

You don’t have to spend a fortune on a ton of office furniture. But the office furniture in Houston you do get should be ergonomic and functional. Ergonomic office desks and chairs are a necessary investment especially if you expect your startup staff to spend long hours in the office.

Since your business will grow rapidly, choose modular and lightweight office furniture in Houston that can move easily. These styles can be rearranged, modified or added to as you grow. Most startups use a basic open floor plan design, which thrive on the ability of workers to collaborate and develop ideas together. If you decide to use an open floor plan just make sure there are 3 specific areas.

The Hub 

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This is the center of your room. Put up some shared office desks (like this Focal Upright Confluence Table) that the employees can use to collaborate with everyone from all departments.

The Nook

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Using a phone booth or work lounge (like this Wanders’ Tulip from Haworth), create an area where employees can perform quiet work and concentrate away from The Hub.

The Corral

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This is a conference area where employees can meet with clients or hold a staff meeting. Using glass walls, you can keep the open and modern feel of the office and still have a room to meet in.

Food

Equip your office with a kitchen space and fill it with conveniences such as a refrigerator, toaster oven, microwave, coffee machine and other kitchen gadgets you would find at home. Provide snacks and even encourage team building meal times – dinner or lunch. You can even prepare a meal together once a week.   It keeps the team healthy and happy verses spending more time and money going out to eat.

Technology

You’ll want a fast, reliable Internet connection. Issue laptops for your employees so your team can work from anywhere. Mount high-resolution monitors at The Hub and in The Corral as a visual collaboration aid.

Ultimately, there is no wrong way to design your startup office as long as it makes your team comfortable. If you need inspiration and are in the Houston area, stop by our ROSI Office Systems showroom. For a free consultation with one of our expert designers, call or contact us today and we’ll come to you!

 

 

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