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Tips for Moving From a Shared Office to Your Very Own Workspace

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For the past two years, the world has mainly focused on work-at-home developments and occasionally some unique ideas for hybrid workflows. However, as things generally improve around the world and more people are starting to return to their office workplaces, many companies are starting to think about how they can further improve their workplace to create a more pleasing work environment.

In particular, they’re looking to return to their own offices.

Many companies, especially smaller ones, were driven from their offices and were forced to back up and leave. They slowly returned to the office through coworking spaces, and now the successful groups are starting to think about having their own office building. So if you’re considering this, here are some tips on how to move from a small shared space to a full office.

If you want to make it unique, start looking for bespoke contractors now

There are many popular architects and contractors out there that are likely fully booked already. With their creative services at your disposal, you can create an extremely unique, comfortable, yet productive environment that can help boost your business.

This usually requires a team of specialists including metalwork experts like Canal Architectural or design specialists that focus on floor plans and other important elements of your workplace. With help from these specialists, you’ll have a completely bespoke and unique office that your staff will feel much more comfortable and productive in.

Plan ahead with the size of your workplace

You also need to consider the current size of your workplace and just how much time it’ll take for you to fill up all of the seats and spaces. The last thing you want is to move into your new workplace then move out within a few weeks. You need to think ahead and find a suitable place that can fit all of your current employees, but also have enough room for storage, for new machines, and for new staff members.

Make absolutely sure that you’re looking at all of the options available to you in the local area, but also in nearby towns and business parks. Don’t limit your choices and look for opportunities to acquire a large office space that has a lot of potentials.

Do you really need your own workspace right now?

If you’re starting your first company then having your own workplace is probably a long-term goal of yours. It’s something that will signify your growth from a humble startup into a serious contender, but do you really need to focus on having a company office? Not every business needs to have its own personal workspace and many companies can function fine entirely online or through using shared coworking spaces.

Decide if it’s really worth your time and money or not before you invest in creating a bespoke office. There are certainly many advantages to having a company office, but it doesn’t mean that you should make it a priority especially if you can’t think of any major advantages that working in person could offer.

 

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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