How your office is designed to support your business is critical to the efficiency and prosperity of the business.
Renting your space is expensive, very expensive even. It is therefore important that each square meter is used to the best advantage. Think about the purpose of each section of your office:
- Are there enough opportunities to vary work practices?
- Can the right balance between work and relaxation be maintained?
Everyone needs a place to have a good time away from the hustle and bustle. However, with the open spaces allowing instant access to all, this can create some difficulties.
It is important to allow tasks that require concentration to be able to take place in a suitable place in the office.
However, on average, tertiary employees spend 28% of their day managing and recovering unnecessary interruptions.
How you welcome customers, visitors, or even other team members around your space has a direct impact on your company's image. Reception rooms or customer-oriented meeting rooms can be an essential asset in how you present your business to others.
To overcome this problem, simple steps like including an adequate number of meeting spaces can make a huge difference; moments of catching up, consultation and debate are what move a business forward.
3. Recharge your batteries
Your time away from your workstation is precious; this is the time you need to recover, revitalize and refresh yourself, ready to start working again.
The perception of the workspace changes with the constant flow of Millennia; there is an increase in demand for more original and unconventional spaces in the office.
Spaces for relaxation are becoming more and more fashionable, since rest and totally informal exchanges take their place in modern organizations.
The sleeping areas of the office are often a huge boost to corporate culture and employee motivation.
As for the emblematic foosball of start-ups, is it really necessary to describe its “stripping” effect?
4. Anticipate changes
Looking at your desktop now, it may seem to meet your requirements, but what will it be in a year?
What will it be in five years?
Depending on when your lease ends, you may need to consider how you will manage your office when you expand. Underused areas are expensive because you are sacrificing space that could support your team. The best way to deal with this problem is to assess how you are using space:
- What works?
- What is not?
Your business is traveling, just like your office. If you've experienced significant changes recently, consider that your office may need to adapt in order to stay up to date.
Our consultants specialized in working environment study the functioning of your business to improve your space and develop your organizational relevance.
There are many solutions, and often involve reorganizing the offices in your office to improve the way the different teams communicate.