Today, many businesses face a workplace problem and overcrowded offices. Fortunately, with a creative approach to designing your workspace , there are many ways to save space and increase your occupancy rate without employees feeling cramped.
If you are looking to increase the occupancy in your office space without reducing your staff, you have several choices:
- Optimise your storage space.
Most storage spaces are cluttered with things that do not have to be kept. By sorting a minimum and using the full height of your room to maximise storage space you will save space!
- Smaller furniture
Use smaller desks and workstations from Office National and set up desktop extension arms to increase the work area for those who need them.
- Survey users
Undertake research to find out if everyone needs their own office. Take advantage of this analysis to find out the occupancy rates in your office space. Have you thought of desk sharing ?
- Make your unused spaces versatile spaces
Set up multipurpose spaces that can be used in different ways. Free up the space of your underutilised meeting room for other activities by giving it a second role, for example at lunch time, your meeting room can become a relaxation area for quiet lunch with colleagues.
- Optimise your offices
To save space, instead of individual desks, use a large board to create a large desk on which you can put more than one person.
Consolidate information technologies and use them appropriately to reduce excess material. Technology allows dematerialisation, and dematerialisation rhymes with space saving.
Reducing the size or the quantity of partitioned offices allows a significant saving of space. It is still important to keep some parts of the room separate for certain tasks, such as meetings. Have you thought about acoustic panels to limit the spread of noise in open space?
Space is a rare commodity in most offices, so be sure to use it wisely. With an efficiently designed workspace, you can reduce your costs while improving staff productivity and well-being.