New Office Space? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

New Office Space? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

  • David Passman
  • 07/10/19

Personalize Your New Office Space to Fit All Your Needs, Wants, and Dreams

The atmosphere in which you work has a tremendous effect on the quality of your work experience. But not everyone can work in the same basic space and feel fulfilled. An office should meet the needs of those who operate in it while also providing all necessary comforts. Your office should be a reflection of you and your business.

Thinking about getting a new office space? These are the questions you should ask yourself before making the move. 

What Is the Business Plan?

This is the most basic question in determining your office’s must-haves. You’ll need to plan for your current situation as well as look into the future. Remember, this is a long-term investment. If you anticipate expanding your business, your office space will need to factor that into the equation. Ask yourself: Where am I now? Where do I want to be?

Take into account every last detail, right down to the nitty-gritty. What tools and equipment are required and in what quantity? How many employees will we accommodate? What other amenities will be necessary? What will the parking situation be like? What is an affordable office price for the business? How much are maintenance and upkeep? 

Considering all of this will enable you to more clearly define your goals and requirements. Moreover, a coherent business plan will help narrow down the options that will best fit your situation. 

What Ambiance Do I Want to Create?

This is a place that you and your employees will be spending a lot of time. The long hours of a workday can seem less daunting when you’re in an enjoyable and comfortable environment. Once you’ve decided what you and your employees need, it’s time to consider your office’s ambiance. What kind of space do you want your office to be? 

An office should be an efficient place to work, but that doesn’t mean it should be drab. What design features do you and your team find inspiring: balconies, windows, lofts? What design language matches the company’s profile: industrial, boho chic, or earthy? 

Don’t forget about breaktimes. Envision different types of spaces where people can come together and relax, or discuss business in a laid-back setting. Do you want lounges and conference rooms? Where will you meet with clients, and what environment should you create for that?

What Is a Convenient Location for Clients and Employees?

Location is everything. This is a place where your team will be traveling to every day, so you should ensure it’s in a safe and accessible location. Is there a geographic area that best fits your business profile? What’s the hot spot for your industry right now? 

Consider the general commute. Is it too far away? What ways can people access the office space? 

The safety of your employees and clients is critical. Individuals might be coming in early in the morning or late at night when there are few people around. Is the area secure? Is there a private parking lot? Is it a far walk to the building’s entrance? 

When planning for a new office, the most important thing to do is make sure all your bases are covered. For help in finding an office space in the Los Angeles area, contact The Passman Group. 

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