Finding the right office space is essential for fostering an environment of productivity and happiness. This varies among different companies, making it important that you take the necessary steps to consider what your ideal office space would be.
This blog will explore 4 steps to follow when searching for the best office space.
1. Set a budget
Setting a budget is a great way to ensure you choose an office space you can afford. While it can be tempting to choose a cheaper office to help you save money, it’s important that you choose somewhere that meets all of your requirements. Similarly, you don’t want to opt for a more expensive choice if you won’t use all of the space or facilities.
Creating a realistic budget that meets your businesses needs will help you find the right office for your company.
2. Prioritise the location
Location is an essential factor when looking for the best office space. Research by Clutch shows that 49% of employees say being near their home is an important factor in an office’s location. Choosing an office that’s near the majority of where your employees live or is close to a variety of transport links will make it easier for staff to get to work. A shorter commute to work also creates happier, healthier and more productive employees, helping create better quality work.
Choosing an office close to a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars is also great as it gives your staff the opportunity to socialise during lunch breaks or after work, helping to create better working relationships. In fact research shows that when employees leave their desk for lunch they tend to be happier about their work. This showcases that having an office in a location that gives staff the opportunity to have their lunch break away from their desk has significant impacts on both them and your company.
3. Think about comfortability and spaciousness
We all know that employees spend most of their time at work, so prioritising comfortability and spaciousness is essential. This can encourage an environment of productivity, creativity and overall well being. Opting for a space that comes with ergonomic furniture and well designed workspaces can significantly enhance staff productivity while saving you money. Managed office spaces that come with their own furniture and facilities could be a great way to find the best office space for your company that’s within your budget.
Having a spacious office not only provides ample space for staff to work efficiently but also helps to create collaborative areas and breakout spaces that promote teamwork and innovation.
4. Ask staff what matters to them
One of the most important steps to take when you’re looking for the best office space is to ask your staff what matters to them. Understanding what your employees value will give you the confidence that you’ve found the right office space.
According to a study by Forbes, 87% of workers want their employer to provide healthier work space benefits, such as:
- Wellness rooms.
- Fitness benefits.
- Sit-stand desks.
- Healthy lunch options.
- Ergonomic seating.
You can ask staff for their top priorities through 1-2-1s, meetings or by distributing online surveys. Getting your staff involved in the process of looking for a new office makes them feel valued and heard. It also gives you the opportunity to understand what their ideal workspace looks like and what factors you need to consider. These could include::
- How long it takes to commute to the office.
- The top desired features.
- What type of office or layout staff want the most.
Opting for an office space at Millennium Point
Here at Millennium Point we have a range of office spaces available that could be perfect for you. Our office spaces reside in our landmark building in the centre of Birmingham where a community of educators, innovators, creators and forward thinkers thrive.
Our office spaces offer:
- Flexible ownership options.
- Affordable long-term plans.
- Constant support throughout your lease.
As a result of us being in the centre of Birmingham, we’re placed near a variety of transport links, making it easy for staff and clients to commute to the office. We’re also near a range of restaurants, bars and cafes that allow your staff to socialise during lunch breaks or after work. This can also be beneficial for client lunches and meetings, helping you create better professional relationships.
If you’re looking for a new office space, explore our range of available offices to see if they’re right for you.