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4 Sure Signs you’ve Outgrown Your Office

You can be sure you’ve outgrown your office space if these painstaking scenarios ring any bells:

YOUR EMPLOYEES COMPLAIN ABOUT LACK OF FACILITIES

“We need to hold a meeting but the boardroom is booked and there are no other meeting rooms available” or “We have to cut our meeting short because there is another meeting scheduled.”

Inevitably, there will be times when the boardroom is not available but if this is the case every other day, it’s best to start considering a bigger space. Meetings are an important part of getting business done and continually postponing them leads to decreased productivity and increased frustration.

If moving offices is not an option, consider speaking to a space optimisation specialist to redesign a more conducive working environment that increases productivity and improves employee morale.

YOUR CLIENTS EXPECTATIONS ARE NOT BEING MET

Your office space speaks volumes to potential clients on their first visit.  As the saying we have adopted here at 369 goes: “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”.  This couldn’t be more relevant in today’s climate where beautiful interiors are just a click away resulting in clients expectations being higher than ever.

What’s more, clients are looking for reasons to feel confident in your company and having an office space that adequately reflects your business is an effective way to impress clients when they come to visit.

NO SPACE TO RELAX DECREASES PRODUCTIVITY

Having a comfortable environment for employees to relax may sound counterproductive but studies have shown that eating at ones desk results in employees taking longer lunch breaks.

If employees take their breaks away from their desks then after eating there is a sense of urgency to get back and start working.  The break in screen time also improves concentration and the sense of having rested which is great for overall employee morale and longevity.

STAFF PROBLEMS RESULTING FROM A CROWDED SPACE

Staff complaints about their working environment or facilities should not go unnoticed. Employee morale plays a big part in staff longevity and the overall success of a company.

In the same way that a client’s confidence increases with an impressive workspace, so too does an employee’s security when their surroundings exude success.

If any of the above ring true, it’s time to give your business a worthy appearance with a design that will impress visitors, attract and retain the best staff and increase productivity.

To design the very best office space, it’s important to evaluate its current state as well as your needs and strategic business goals. Contact us today for your free analysis and recommendation.

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