Does My Business Need an Office Space?
The culture of work has changed tremendously in recent years, as has the culture of new and innovative businesses. For many businesses, work is conducted primarily online, and for employers that have small teams, it may seem unnecessary to come together in a formal way.
However, many people do prefer the option of working in person in a dedicated space—whether it is to host client meetings, collaborate face to face on a project or simply work in a more personable way, having an office space can provide several key benefits. If you are not sure whether you need a dedicated area, read on for a few questions to ask yourself.
How Much Office Space Would My Business Need?
Between square footage guidelines, company culture considerations and layout variability, calculating the amount of office space your business needs can be a tricky thing—and if your business scales up or scales down with seasonality, it can be even tougher!
Think through the number of people you employ and how many would be working in the office at any given time, and think through special considerations such as meeting areas or breakout areas you may require.
Do My Employees Prefer an Office Space?
Working from home has become a very popular setup, and while some people love it and some people hate it, it is estimated that millions of people do it at least some of the time. For this reason, it is important to consider what your employees may prefer.
Flexibility is one of the top modern perks, so it may work out well for you to offer a desk-sharing program instead of a rigid seating assignment so employees can choose whether they come in or stay at home.
Will an Office Space Expand With Me?
Commercial rentals have traditionally been limiting, because businesses who plan on growing have to either pay for more space than they initially need, or move each time they add onto their operational capacity.
Thankfully, there are plenty of flexible solutions in the modern era, such as coworking spaces that business owners can scale up or down their share of as needed to accommodate expansion and contraction of their workforce.
If you are considering a coworking space for your business, we would love to tell you all about it! Contact us today to learn more about our options.