Our last blog topic is focused on what to look for when searching for new office space for your company. We started a checklist that is primarily focused on what to look for when finding the RIGHT space. This article will continue its focus on new office space for your company and we’ll discuss proper furnishings and equipment to have.
Finding the Right Equipment.
Deciding on the right office equipment to supply your office is just as important as finding the actual space. After all, a great space without the essential utilities for it to operate is useless, right? Where are your computers, phones, printers, fax machines, and copiers coming from? Will they be ready for installation? What are your options as far as furniture goes? Check the local listings and online listings such as Craigslist. You’d be surprised what you can find. Make your move as cost-effective as possible.
Since your employees are expected to spend up to 8 hours a day and 40 hours a week in their work areas, make sure it’s comfortable. Make a layout of where each individual on staff will work. Are there offices for each employee or cubicles? Maybe a combination of both? When finding equipment and furnishing for your office, make sure you’ve remembered to find a desk and chair at minimum for each employee. If you are lucky, you’ll find an office available that is already furnished with desks and chairs at workstations, as well as offices.
Electronic requirements are also something to keep in mind. Communication is key, literally! Make sure each cubicle or office is equipped with the necessary connections to make communication via, phone, computer, or fax accessible. Make sure the cords needed for any connection are safely placed together for safety measures. Taping them on the floor or wall is an easy solution.
Storage rooms for filing are also vital to any business operation. Don’t allow your employee workspaces to become overcrowded with outdated paperwork. Set aside a closet or room, solely for the purpose of filing and keeping particular information locked away.
Lighting and decor can help make the atmosphere and are also things to keep in mind. But these four tips above are the most essential for your new office space. We hope this information has been useful. Click here for part three of our office space checklist.
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