Offices serve as the hub of your business, so it’s crucial that you have the right amount of office space. If you have too little space, your employees won’t be able to work efficiently, but too much space can lead to unnecessary costs. To help you determine the proper amount of office space for your business, consider the following factors.
The number of employees that will utilize the office largely affects how much space you’ll need. Along with the number of employees, you also need to determine what type of work each employee does and how much space they need.
Some employees may require private offices while others only need space for a desk. Besides considering how much space each employee will need for their workstation, make sure to account for shared spaces such as conference rooms and break rooms. The more employees you have, the more space you’ll need for these common areas.
Along with space for employees, you need to think about what other people visit the office, including clients. If you occasionally or frequently receive visitors at your office, you’ll need to determine how much space you’ll need to properly host them.
To determine space requirements, think about where employees meet with these clients in the office. Will employees meet with them in personal offices? Or do you need a separate room designated for client meetings? If you do need a separate space, think about if you’ll need space for presentations or just enough room to hold a small one on one meeting.
The location of your office will determine the price of office space. If you value a central and convenient location, you can expect to pay more than you would in a more remote location. Therefore, you’ll need to determine if your budget will allow for the office space you need in a location you desire.
COVID-19 has likely increased the number of employees working from home. This may have decreased the amount of office space you need, but make sure to determine whether these employees will continue working from home once the pandemic has passed.
Once you answer these questions, you’ll be able to determine how much office space you need for your business. However, before you choose a space, make sure you think about the future to allow the space to serve your business for years to come. If you are ready to upgrade your businesses office space, contact Quinn & Associates today.