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Planning Your New Office Layout

Planning Your New Office Layout

Planning and designing your new office space can be one of the more exciting tasks during your office move. It will get your creative juices flowing but remember that your designs need to accommodate the central requirements and functions of your business. Consider the following factors to make your new office space work for you:

Company Image
Your clients and customers may visit your office on a regular basis, if this is the case you will need to decide what lasting impression you want to give. Concentrate on areas such as your reception and bathrooms and make sure they leave a lasting impact on your clients. Make sure that the kitchen and social areas are also inviting so all your facilities are easily available for your clients

Office Layout
Review your current internal working practices and processes. Identify how your workforce communicates with one another and see how you can improve your current workflow. Observe how you can best utilise your new office space to accommodate these practices. Use your office space wisely to maintain and develop your current workflow. Consider what workstations you require for your staff and how to best accommodate and improve their working styles and processes. Discuss this further with an expert Office Fit Out Company to make sure you are using your office space productively and efficiently.

Business Growth
Investigate how your business and workforce may grow over the period of your new lease term. If your reason for moving in the first place is the expansion of your client base and your workforce, then consider that your company will continue to grow and your new premises will need to adapt. By using the Office Space Calculator you can forecast how much office space you will need to accommodate your business in the future.

Use the Tenant’s Guide To Office Design to help you design and plan your new office space in accordance with the requirements of your business.

Also refer to the Office Space Checklist to make sure you have all of your office space design and planning under control.

 

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