Building owners and architects can help tenants make an analysis of how their business will work as well as anticipate the future possibilities of the company, these are important steps in determining the correct office space needed to best suit the occupants.
Here are some things to keep in mind:
- Determine how much space the company will need.
Before leasing an office space it is important to estimate how much room exactly is needed. This includes personal work stations, conference rooms, and lobbies.
- Be Flexible.
Consider a flexible office design. Modular furniture and movable partitions help to create an open floorplan when needed or an office when preferred.
There are benefits to having an open office layout such as ease of communication. Without having walls between them employees are able to exchange information with their co-workers more easily instead of having to walk across the room. It also fosters a sense of community within employees, and could potentially cut down on idle time being wasted since employees can be more closely monitored without the feeling that they're being hovered over.
However, there are advantages to private offices as well. If the job entails sensitive material then privacy and confidentiality is intact. Noise reduction is another benefit to having a closed-concept office space. Employees will be less likely to become distracted from their work. Also an enclosed office space may translate to less absenteeism since things like the common cold are less likely to spread.
Before leasing an office space it is important to take into consideration your business needs and what they may be in the future. This way you will be able to accurately determine the type of office space required.