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5 Tips on how to plan your office space

25 May 2016

Author: Claire

5 Tips on how to plan your office space

Perhaps you are moving to a new office or rethinking your existing office layout. The office design experts at one of Hampshire’s leading business parks – have put together a useful list of tips to help you plan and save you money and stress along the way:

  1. Rethink your existing layout. It might be that you have been in the same office space for years and the way it is set out no longer works for your business. If so, it’s time for a rethink. You might want to keep some elements as they are and refreshing other aspects. For example, you may wish to keep the reception area where it is, but you might want to move staff around so that members of each department are positioned close together. 

  2. Get employees involved. It’s really important that your staff members are happy in their work environment, so take time out to ask them what works and what doesn’t in your existing office. This will help to inform your decisions and keep them on board even if the move is a little inconvenient. It will also mean you are less likely to have to make avoidable adjustments down the line.

  3. Don’t fill all the space. It might be tempting to fill every part of your new office, but remember that you may need additional space for meetings or storage. Offices can easily become cluttered, making it difficult to move around safely and comfortably. Cramped conditions can hamper productivity, so make sure there is room to access all areas easily and that staff members aren’t packed in like sardines.

  4. Have a clear-out. You may have piles of stock, equipment or paperwork that is simply taking up space. Take this opportunity to get rid of anything you no longer need and consider self-storage for items you are required to keep but don’t necessarily need on site. Invest in some good-quality storage facilities for anything you are retaining so that it is tidily tucked away and easy to find when you need it.

  5. Consider new technology. If you’re currently using outdated equipment and technology, now is a great time to update and upgrade. Make sure that whatever you buy will support your ongoing business needs rather than just opting for short-term bargains that won’t last.

Flexible office space in Havant

If you are looking for a new office, why not consider a move to Langstone Technology Park? Our managed office space in Havant is second-to-none, with state-of-the art offices, meeting and conference spaces, and vast storage areas on offer. Our offices are fitted with excellent equipment, furniture and technology, giving you everything you need to make your business thrive. 

And, the design team at Langstone Technology Park are there from the outset and based on site to ensure you benefit from flexible office space for your Havant base. With their expert help, you will be up and running in no time and will continue to benefit from their advice to grow your business in the future. So contact the Langstone Technology park team now if you’re looking for flexible office space in Havant.
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