How to successfully downsize your office

With more people than ever before now working from home or splitting their time between the office and home, many businesses have found themselves needing to downsize their offices to keep costs under control.

But downsizing doesn’t mean that you need to compromise on aesthetic appeal or productivity. There are lots of ways that you can downsize in a way that enhances your day-to-day business operations.

We have created a helpful guide outlining how you can successfully downsize your office.

Do I need to downsize my office space?

First and foremost, ask yourself if you need to downsize your office space – is it the best decision for your business? Think about why you want to downsize and what your goals are for your new space. What savings can you make and how can you optimise wasted space?

Once you have answered these questions, you will have a clearer picture of what you want to achieve.

Think about your employees’ needs

Next, think about what your employees want from an office space. After all, employees that are happy and comfortable in their working environment are more likely to thrive in their role.

Think about the tasks your workforce carry out on a daily basis and the space they need to do their work effectively. The last thing you want is for productivity to be impacted due to your employees working on top of each other.

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Safety should always be a top priority

In any working environment, safety should always be a top priority. So it’s important that, when you’re downsizing, you think about safety regulations and whether or not you will still meet them. For example, in light of Covid-19, many employees have indicated that they feel more comfortable practising social distancing in the workplace, so it’s important you’ve got the necessary space to do so.

Ensure that your employees aren’t crammed together and that there is plenty of space for them to move around safely without coming into close contact with each other.

Repurpose communal areas

Many office spaces have large communal areas for socialising, dining, and relaxing.

However, these are not often required, especially as many businesses are still trying to limit social interaction in their offices.

Of course, your workforce will still need time away from their desks. However, there are lots of ways to achieve smaller and safer communal areas that your staff will love. From introducing office pods and multi-functional meeting and dining spaces to creating private seating areas, it’s possible to create inviting spaces, whilst making significant savings on office square footage.

Downsize your office furniture

Downsizing your office furniture is a great way to save space, without compromising on functionality or comfort. From choosing smaller desks and chairs to investing in space-saving storage, there are lots of ways to create a functional working space in a smaller environment.

Ultimately, you want your employees to be healthy and happy at work!

Why choose Titan Storage?

Here at Titan Storage, we have a variety of flexible storage solutions that are helpful and convenient during any renovation project or office move. Whether you want immediate short-term storage or long-term storage for those items that don’t have a place in your office at the moment, get in touch to see how we can help!