Is it Time To Move Your Office Space? Look For These 7 Signs
Starting a new business can be a whirlwind. You may have found that getting your business off and running was easier than you thought it would be. You’ve built the company and watched it grow. Great! But with rapid growth also comes challenges. You may find that your business has outgrown your current office space. Or maybe, your business is heading in a new unforeseen direction. There are many reasons why a business may need to consider relocating.
Here are some common signs that it’s time to move your office space.
Not Enough Meeting Space
If you find your employees are complaining about the lack of meeting space, then that’s an obvious sign that you need to move your office space. Productivity will decrease and frustration will increase when a conference room is not available to host a client or hold a team meeting. If relocation isn’t an immediate option, at a minimum an office redesign is in order.
If your business has become accustomed to lining the hallways with boxes because your storage area is full, it’s definitely time to move your office space. A crowded office speaks volumes to internal and external visitors. It portrays an unprofessional, disorganized business. Not to mention that clutter and overcrowding is an employee hazard.
You Need To Recharge
Maybe the reasons for relocation aren’t always so black and white. Perhaps a change of venue or scenery is in order. It could be time for a company culture reboot. If your business experienced quick growth you may have lost sight of your company goal. Whatever the reason, don’t waste an opportunity for a fresh start. Relocating your office space will allow you to begin anew. You can set expectations for booking meeting rooms, eating lunches, inviting guests into the office, handling on-premise security and more.
Your Lease Is Expiring
Perhaps your current lease is about to expire or your landlord is selling the building. If you are not able to extend your lease, it’s time to move your office space. Plus, a new location may give you better amenities. Some cities, when they are revitalizing an area, are willing to give large bonuses to businesses that become the first tenants to sign a lease.
Employees Are Too Spread Out
If you’re so tight on space that you’ve had to move some employees to other floors or to multiple buildings, it’s time to move your office space. Placing departments on the same floor will foster more collaboration. Awareness of coworkers degrades with physical distance. A good office design layout will influence team productivity and collaboration.
Move Closer To Customers
Being close to your customers can pay dividends. In addition to saving money on logistics, it can help you build relationships with new and existing customers if you are able to have more face-to-face time.
A More Convenient Location
Is your current office space in a hard to reach location or located in a bad neighborhood? Is it impossible to find a parking spot? If there are unattractive qualities about your business’ current location, then it is crucial to move your office space. Moving to a new office can open up your customer demographic, find a new stock of employees, and provide better opportunities for your business.
But, before you dive head first into a new office space, it’s essential that you establish how much space you actually need! That’s where we come in. ROSI Office Systems offers space planning – either as a standalone project or part of an office refurbishment or relocation.
ROSI offers free office space planning and design to all our prospective customers. Our trained staff creates 2D and 3D drawings to maximize square footage and support business objectives. Contact us now for a no obligation, free consultation.