There’s nothing better than seeing your company grow and expand. Sales are up, employees are happy and you’re hiring more team members. More often than not, a growing company requires a bigger office space. If your company has outgrown its current location, keep reading for our tips on finding a new office space.
Talk to Your Property Manager
Assuming you’re renting your current space, talk to your property manager! It’s likely that they have a building that will suit your needs or know of one that will be available soon. They may also allow you to keep your existing lease terms despite the move. The worst they can say is no, so it’s worth a shot!
Consider Multiple Offices
With email, online chat systems and video conferences, it’s no longer necessary to have all of your employees in one office. Consider opening a second office and moving some employees there. Having employees in multiple locations opens up more opportunities for new business as well.
Prioritize Company Culture
Where are most of your employees commuting from? Finding an office space an hour from where most of your team lives is not going to go over well. If you can find an office that will make the commute simpler for your employees that’s even better.
It’s also important to think about how your company operates. Is there a lot of collaboration or do people mostly work on individual projects? Do you want each person to have an office or will an open floor plan be better? This will influence the type of layout your new space will have.
Get the Word Out
Let people know that you’re looking a new space. Post on social media, add a line to your email signature, and ask around. You never know who knows of an office that will suit your needs. A good message for social media may be, “We’re growing! If you know of an available office space, please pass the information on to us.”
Focus on Engagement
When an office is so full that people become too close for comfort, you know it’s time for a move. If it’s hard to schedule a meeting because the one conference room is always in use or the parking lot is full with only 5 cars in it, employees start to get angry. An enjoyable work environment leads to more productive employees. It’s in your best interest to look for a new office that will boost morale and productivity.
Search Our Properties!
When it comes to office space, Rosetti Properties has you covered! We own and manage 500,000 square feet of commercial and retail space in Albany County. Our commercial buildings are “A” rated and be altered or built to meet your needs. If you’re looking for an office with 5 meeting rooms, space for a ping pong table, and a full eat-in kitchen, you’ll find it with us.