Rethinking your office space – or starting from scratch altogether – is never easy. You’ll need experienced office builders on side, first and foremost, to ensure that you have the insight and expertise to bring your ideal workspace to life – but before tools are even picked up, you are going to need to think a little about what you want from your space – and how you can plan for it. As office fit out experts, GXI Group are only too happy to share tips with all of our clients – and before you commit to any one particular plan, here are a few things you should think about when it comes to planning the perfect office space.
Consider, firstly, how much space you need – office builders will advise you that the current trend is focusing on creating as much floor space or as much air between employees as possible. Therefore, you’re going to need to work out who’s going to use your office, and how much personal space each person needs. Gone are the days of confining people to cluttered cubicles – it’s time to think about working in the wide open, and it’s high time you started planning for it. When thinking about your ideal office fit out, consider your employees – more space, generally, equals happier workers – and happier workers equals a greater level of productivity all around.
Consider how much storage you need. Here at GXI Group, we are focused upon ensuring that our clients go away with just enough – there are too many office spaces nowadays that still rely upon choking towers of filing cabinets or worse – meaning that, if you are looking for an office fit out that is going to impress outsiders and to inspire your workforce, never go over the top – consider how much reliance you have upon physical media and incorporate that into your desired design plan.
Finally, the third factor you need to bear in mind when looking for a planning solution – working hand in hand with office builders – is to consider what you don’t need. This seems to be going slightly against the grain, but it’s very important – once you take away all the unnecessary elements (clunky partitioning, obstructive items and storage), only then can you look at building a new office space and identity. Bearing these three points in mind, you should have no difficulty at all in finding the perfect look – and fit – for your new office fit out.