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5 Signs You're Outgrowing Your Office Space

Posted by Norma Anthony on Apr 15, 2016 8:30:00 AM

Is your office’s hallway quickly turning into your new storage space? Are your employees’ private conversations not so private anymore? If so, then it might be time to reevaluate your office and make plans to move to a new and bigger space.

If you’re still hesitant about moving to a new office space, here are five obvious signs that you’re outgrowing your office space.

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1. Your Conference Room Is Now An Office

Stashing a few employees in the conference room to work is a quick fix, but this tactic could be hurting your company. When potential clients see that your conference room is being used as a workspace, they may not take you or your business seriously. Not to mention, constantly clearing out the conference room to provide a meeting space could disrupt work progress.

A conference room is designed for meetings, and the loss of this crucial space can damage your company’s reputation and your employees’ productivity. If you find that there is absolutely no other space to convene, it’s time to think of a more permanent solution.

2. Cramped Workstations

Every employee requires an individual workspace. You’ll see a significant drop in productivity if each employee doesn’t have a desk, cube or some other dedicated workspace to properly execute projects and assignments. If you find that your workers are constantly on top of each other, and don’t even have enough space to work on their computers, it’s time to explore other options for a new office space. 

3. The Nearest Coffee Shop Has Become The New Meeting Place

If all of your meeting spaces and conference rooms are jam-packed with workers on a daily basis, your employees may have turned to the nearest Starbucks to conduct business. This relocation is a clear indicator that it's time to move to another workspace. You may enjoy the atmosphere and the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, but at the end of the day, a noisy, crowded coffee shop is not an ideal place for discussing private business matters.

4. Cabinets Are Overflowing

If your cabinets are overflowing with endless papers and office supplies, you may need a larger office with more storage options. A cluttered workplace will only lead to increased stress levels and a toxic work environment. If you're trying to display your company's expertise and professionalism, a messy workspace will not help your case and will most likely turn away your clients and even potential employees. Unless you can dispose of paperwork, adopt a better filing system, or transfer your data to a digital environment, you may want to consider moving to a bigger office with ample storage.

5. No Private Areas For Confidential Conversations

Sometimes, business plans include confidential information, or employees want to voice their concerns in a secluded space. If your office doesn’t have a private space to discuss business developments, this could hinder company progress and make employees feel uncomfortable. Every office should have an enclosed space where employees can freely discuss business or personal matters without fear of being overheard. If your office can no longer provide a private discussion area, a move may be your best option.

If you think that any or all of these signs perfectly describe your office, the next logical step is moving to a new office that better fits your company's needs. An office furniture dealer can simplify the moving process by providing furniture and helping you develop a functional office design for your new space. If you’re ready to discover the benefits of working with an office furniture dealer, contact us today for more information.

 

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