You want to hire more employees but you’d rather move into a larger office space… so what should you do? Coworking makes it easy to rearrange how your company utilizes space to accommodate changing numbers of employees; whether these new employees are full-time, part-time, or seasonal. From expanding your space on a short-term basis to swapping furniture and utilizing business lounges for temporary staff, coworking spaces provide a range of low cost or no-cost options to help your company be as productive as possible through both expansion and contraction.
Step 1: Evaluate what you already have
When considering changing your current office set-up, keep in mind how many employees you have and what their schedules are. Designing your workspace to accommodate additional staff should follow the vibe and aesthetic of your company brand. It may be important for each person to have their own executive style workstation, or it might be important to emphasize collaboration through communal tables or seating areas. Keeping spaces that reflect your company values provides continuity for staff regardless of increasing or decreasing numbers of employees.
Step 2: Consider various options for adding space you need
If all employees require their own workstation and your current office cannot accommodate staff growth, coworking spaces are designed to quickly adjust to a client’s changing needs. Part-time employees that do not overlap can share a workstation lowering the number of desks you would need in a single space. Interns and other seasonal help can be accommodated with the addition of office furniture in a current space or by utilizing community spaces within your coworking space. Swapping out single workstations for communal tables with more seating is an easy way to accommodate high numbers of staff, and cubicles and community spaces provide temporary options for companies to expand their office space without adding additional square footage long term.
Step 3: Find out how AdvantEdge can grow with you!
Coworking provides flexibility for expansion and contraction with little or no additional financial commitment. Between long term spaces that may be available, community spaces that can serve as overflow workstations and a sizeable variety of traditional and nontraditional furniture options, AdvantEdge’s mission is to help you make the most of your office environment.