Office Space Checklist: 5 Must-Haves

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Whether you’re designing a new office or are looking to attract top talent, office amenities can make or break the project. In today’s era of startups and tech companies —and where millennial talent is driving the workforce— amenities can no longer be an afterthought. The combination of effective office design and desirable amenities can make your company stand out, not only to your clients, but to your current and potential team members, too!

Here is our checklist for office must-haves. What would you add to the list?

1. Convenience

Each day it seems we are constantly being pulled in different directions, which means we need to  utilize each second of the day. Providing easy access to the office, whether it is via personal parking spot, personal driver or even a tunnel to bypass traffic like Elon Musk, can have a big impact on ones day. 

As you’re designing the layout of your office, keep convenience in mind. Consider access to communication, technology, and basic amenities to streamline and maximize their time.

2. Flexibility of Space

Flexible office space that can give a team member a private room, as well as the ability to easily interact with others, whether it be in daily meetings or quarterly town halls, is key to maximizing the efficiency of your office space.

What is also attractive with flexible space is allowing for more uses out of less square footage, which also helps save money. An example of this would be a cafeteria that can also double as an auditorium for town hall meetings.

3. Personal Comforts

Constantly working and spending many hours in the office can be less draining when team members are comfortable. The ability to bring in personal interests into the office can help ease the stress and increase the comfort level. Some of these may even include quiet rooms, kitchens, game rooms, and more.

4. Happy Employees

Most CEOs want some personal things, but many are more interested in what the office can provide for their employees. Since the CEO is relying on their employees to get the whole job done it is very important that the office space allows for them to do that as well as allows for them to be comfortable and remain satisfied with where they works so that the CEO can more easily retain and attract top talent.

5. Cost Effectiveness

While the public may see and hear stories of the lavishness in some C-suite office spaces a lot of CEOs look for a more cost effective route when going with an office space. Overall, the CEO is looking for ways the company can create more cash flow and lower expenses so a lower cost in office space expense may be appealing to them.

Also, in this era where transparency within a company is becoming more popular having a simpler CEO office space may be more respected and appreciated amongst the employees.

What are some of the must-haves that your office can’t live without in their space? We’d love to hear from you!

 

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