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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!