In recent years businesses of all sizes have looked into downsizing their office spaces to better suit the changing market and evolving needs of workers. Businesses may be thinking of downsizing to shift to a more remote or hybrid option for employees, or they may be moving their business to a more digital space, meaning they no longer require as much physical office space.
Downsizing can have many benefits, like reducing cost, but it can also be challenging. When a business considers downsizing, they have to make adjustments so that new space will be optimal for everyone and benefit the business’s growth.
5 Tips to Help Downsize Your Office Space
As a business grows and adapts, sometimes that involves downsizing, but sometimes businesses have more clutter than they realize. When there’s a lot to get done, downsizing can seem overwhelming. Here are five tips to help make the process easier.
1. Understand What Your Teams Need
Before getting rid of stuff or adjusting the office space, it’s important to consult with your staff. Since their space is about to change, getting their input on how and what needs to change is a great way to ensure the downsizing process benefits them as much as it benefits the company. Furthermore, speaking with them about the downsizing process can help you understand what they need from their space to increase productivity and morale.
2. Think About What You Need the Space For
A couple of questions to consider when downsizing is what the space is used for and what it needs to be used for to benefit the company. What elements are important to the space’s effectiveness and efficiency? Is it the desk shape, the kind of chairs, the decor? Office space and design are not one-size-fits-all because each business and individual teams have unique needs.
3. Is It Time for a Relocation?
Deciding to downsize can be the perfect time to consider a relocation. Relocation can be beneficial because it can cut costs if the new location is smaller and closer to the employees. This means a cheaper lease and less of a commute for employees.
4. Get Rid of Clutter
Downsizing can mean taking inventory of equipment and general clutter that has accumulated over time. This is the time to get rid of outdated and non-working office equipment to make the space as organized and functional as possible. Additionally, as you are decluttering, you may realize that you need or are missing something that can help employees perform their job duties better.
5. Reorganizing Your Files
Cloud storage online for files, presentations, and documents makes clunky filing cabinets obsolete. Moving your documents into the digital format not only cuts down on wasted space and saves paper, but it allows at-home or off-site employees to access the same documents wherever they’re located.
Even if your files are online, sometimes the online space can become cluttered, too, and this is a good time to look through that storage and make sure it’s up to date and necessary information.
CRS Moving & Storage Can Address Your Corporate Move Needs
CRS Moving & Storage is a full-service, one-stop-shop company ready to tackle your office move regardless of the size of your business. We know that businesses have a lot to handle when they decide to execute an office move, from their employees, workload, and clients, and that’s why we pride ourselves in being there for them. Our team is proud to execute moves on schedule and within the budget that helps businesses stay on track with their workload.