Relocation heavily impacts a company and its employees, both at the time of the move and for many years to follow. It’s a major decision that can’t be made on its own. Long term financial and business plans need to be considered to ensure the best possible results. Let’s take a look at some key starting points…
Considering business forecasts ahead of the process will help you get an idea of the type of space you are looking for. Growth plans and expected turnover in the next five to ten years will enable you to plan for the number of staff you wish to accommodate for both the short and long term.
What type of people do you want to attract in the coming years? What type of space and location will appeal to them? Will your building and business image attract new recruits and new clients?
Do you want your space to drive cultural change? Promote collaboration in a fun environment?
Office relocation is a great opportunity to make positive changes.
Different generations are changing the workforce, their varied needs and expectations are changing the way we work. What new ways of working have you considered?
A flexible working environment empowers staff to work where, when and how they choose – with maximum flexibility and minimum constraints, thus optimizing employee performance and allowing them to do their best work.
You will need to consider some basic questions when looking for approximate locations:
Is the spot accessible in terms of major roads and public transport?
What lunch spots and after work activities are nearby?
Will key clients have far to travel?
What is the best location for visiting clients?
Will this area attract future job candidates?
Once you have a location in mind, have mapped out future growth plans and know the answers to your strategic questions, it’s time to talk to the professionals.
The right team of consultants will help you identify the best location and maximize the best use of space. They will guide you through the entire process, making sure your office is the best possible fit for your team and your business.
The study of workspace utilization and space occupancy will help you gain insight into your workplace performance and gain an understanding of what will work best for your team in terms of overall productivity and employee satisfaction.
Solid preparation combined with employee input will provide the foundation for a successful office move.