As the traditional office space becomes more of an exception than the norm, there is only one constant in today’s workplace – change. The demands of your clients are changing. The methods for satisfying client demands are changing. That means the way your office functions needs to change. Every business needs to evaluate its layout, furniture, communications channels and workflow in order to keep up.
As more employees work remotely and business becomes more paperless and wireless, reconfiguring your workplace is no longer a luxury. It’s a necessity if you want to get the most from your office and staff.
Common reasons for office reconfiguration:
- Accommodate new employees
- Eliminate wasted space after downsizing
- Improve workflow/productivity
- Adapt to organizational changes
- Support a new business model
- Replace outdated furniture
- Capitalize on space saved by modern technology
Benefits of reconfiguration
- Improved productivity = greater efficiency and increased profitability
- Better communication and collaboration
- Enhanced image
- More flexibility
Reconfiguring your office space delivers ROI because it helps you do business better in so many ways. Downsizing may give you the opportunity to develop more areas for collaboration. A growing staff needs a streamlined office layout that allows for that expansion. And don’t underestimate how a modern workplace can help with recruiting because the best candidates look for those details. Big, clunky office furniture that may have been needed 10 years ago to support equally big, clunky technology is now a waste of space. Digital files may allow you to convert a large storage space into a mini-conference room.
Change is constant. Reconfiguring your office space does more than help you overcome the challenges that come with that change. It helps you find new ways to take advantage of change and become more profitable.