Part 3: Accommodating Your Workforce
What size and type of office space should you focus on?
Here are some points to bear in mind…
CALCULATE YOUR ‘BALLPARK’ OFFICE REQUIREMENTS
Specify your preferred type and size of individual offices, open plan working spaces, reception and meeting rooms as well as support areas. These are the foundational goal posts of your search.
Appointing a design and build team can help you plan for more than just how much space you will need. The team will help you start thinking about how the new space will reflect your brand. LPC Cresa has guided many tenant clients through this process, ensuring that their interests are kept at the forefront of each decision made.
THINKING SMART WITH OCCUPANCY
As you make your calculations, it’s also worth considering alternatives to the traditional one-cubicle-per-person ratio.
Depending on how your organisation operates, a combination of flexible working arrangements and time spent by staff off-site could mean that only part of your workforce is ever in the office at the same time. Especially for a highly mobile workforce who tend to use the office to ‘touch base’, a shift away from allocated workstations and towards hot desking might be possible.
All of this can mean that you require less space, thereby helping you to lower your property spend. Serviced offices tend to be particularly suited to companies who wish to work in this way. Very often, they feature a combination of fixed office stations, open plan spaces, touchdown points and meeting rooms to suit a range of preferred work styles.
To find out more about how we can help you find and secure the perfect office space contact us or call us on +61 2 9235 1300.