Growth in every business is imperative to its success and necessary to avoid shrinking or staying stagnant. With more employees coming in and clients coming to visit, a business should have an office space that accommodates everyone and welcomes more team members. Planning your office space’s design for the next year to two years can be challenging, but is critical to preparing your business for prosperity.
Ready to expand your office space? Holcraft Contracting has prepared a detailed guide on which steps to take to maximize efficiency and accommodate the business’ growth.
Shared Space Encourages Communication
When team members are unable to work together and separated by cubicles or single use offices; communication and teamwork are at risk. Traditional private office spaces may work for some businesses, but this design can also be viewed as out of date and less flexible. Open-plan design shared office spaces based on work departments with adjustable desks and seating can actually promote activity and efficiency. Allowing employees to feel less restricted and able to communicate easily with one another allows for positivity throughout the work week. Separating employees into cubicles takes up more real estate and can negatively impact their happiness at the workplace.
Involve Employees In the Design
Involving your employees in the office design is practical and effective; as they are the ones utilizing the space most often. From lighting to the chairs they’re sitting in and visual elements around them, all details play a role in workplace productivity. According to the British Council for Offices, an office that has proper lighting and is well-ventilated decreases absences and increases employee satisfaction by 24%. Adjustable desks, lighting and temperature control at the workplace can boost productivity by allowing employees to feel more comfortable and less confined in the space.
Office Space Must Reflect Your Brand
When hiring, you’re meticulous about whether you find the person will be a good fit for the company and reflect the brand’s values. The office space should be treated with the same control. Promote your brand, it’s past successes and future goals to encourage, inspire and impose these values onto your employees. This will instill confidence in them and their jobs and remind them of the importance of what they do. Implement a culture of innovation and creativity with your business' success stories displayed across the office as inspiration. This will also impress potential employees and wean out those that are simply looking for a steady job and will not fit in with the company’s principles.
At Holcraft Contracting, we understand the importance of quality, innovation, effective communication and trust. We apply each of these values into each of our home renovations and commercial renovations for a timeless, dream design. We’ll always respect and understand the needs of your employees and your concerns and requirements to create an end result that everyone in the office space will be more than pleased with. To make your open-plan dream office vision into a reality, contact us today.