April 17, 2019
As a small business owner, you want your company to grow and thrive. And hopefully, that means you’ll need a larger office to accommodate new employees and better serve your clients and customers. But how do you know when to stay in your space and when it’s time to hire an experienced commercial moving company? Watch for these five signs.
The Space Feels Cramped
When you first moved into your office, you chose it because it was spacious enough to accommodate your team with room to spare. You could spread out, had space to relax, and enough room to host company and department meetings. When that space starts to feel tight or you’re struggling to find room to house new employees’ desks, it’s time to move. Cramped spaces aren’t just uncomfortable—they’re bad for morale. And when employees aren’t happy and comfortable in their work environment, their productivity can decrease.
Parking Issues Are a Daily Concern
You need a large enough parking lot to accommodate your current team and clients. If the lot is too tight or your employees are struggling to find parking when they arrive for their shift, it’s time to consider a move. Moving to a new space saves your team the added stress of hunting for parking several blocks away and lets your customers park closer to the main entrance.
Your Storage Areas Are Full
You need space to store office supplies, equipment, and inventory. If those storage areas are full, it’s high time to move. Exceedingly full storage areas mean your space can’t keep up with your growth and development. Once you move to a larger office, you’ll be able to find what you need quickly and have plenty of space to continue to grow.
The Breakroom Has Been Repurposed
When space is at a premium, it’s normal to convert areas of your office to suit different purposes. But the employee breakroom should never be one of them. If you’ve had to eliminate your employee lounge and turn it into another storage or office space, it’s time to look for a bigger office. Your team needs a place to relax and unwind during the workday. And if you don’t have one, you might just see an increase in employee turnover.
Meetings Are Standing-Room Only
Team meetings let your employees collaborate on projects and stay on top of deadlines. But they need to be able to focus during those meetings to make an impact. If the meeting rooms are too small for teams to meet comfortably or more employees have to stand than sit during those meetings, it’s time to move. Your team will always work best when they’re comfortable.
Moving to a new office space is a great way to keep your company’s growth on track. But it’s not without its challenges. Get a free estimate today and see how our experienced movers can streamline your upcoming office relocation. We’ll work with you and your schedule to get you settled in your new space quickly, whether you’re moving from one floor to another or moving across the city.
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