Over the past year, one thing that businesses have begun to realize is that less is more. A large office with unused desks, chairs, and office management accessories isn’t always the most efficient option. As we continue to see a shift in remote working opportunities, strategic decisions to reduce overhead costs are being made. One of the biggest ways to accomplish this is to reconsider your office space. If you find that you no longer need all of the extra room, it may be time to think about moving or downsizing your office. This is especially true if you find that your staff rarely uses office amenities, due to either telecommuting, cloud capabilities, or the increasingly accessible office amenities throughout any given community. If you find yourself in this position, here’s how to move or downsize an office.
1. Outline Logistics
Before getting started, it’s important to figure out all of the logistics. Take inventory of what you currently use, what’s rarely used, and what hasn’t been used in months. You’ll want to make sure that you’re only downsizing things you don’t need to avoid backtracking in the future.
2. Consider Staff Accommodation
It’s also important to consider the number of people you’ll need to regularly accommodate. If there are remote workers, consider allotting a designated in-office space if they decide to occasionally work in the office. You may also want to decide if your current office plan is right for you. If so, it may simply mean that you cut back on the desks or conference tables you have. If you find your needs have changed, consider thinking about a new layout.
3. Solidify Storage Solutions
If you’re unsure of whether or not the downsize will be permanent, make sure that you solidify storage solutions ahead of time. To make sure things stay in good condition, On Point Installations offers climate-controlled office furniture warehousing storage options.
4. Take it Step by Step
Looking at the process of downsizing from a big picture standpoint can be overwhelming. Instead, break it down and take things step by step. Think about the small things you can downsize first and then consider the larger items. You may find that you can downsize a space while maintaining most of your equipment if you begin to accommodate more vertical storage. You may also find that you no longer need file cabinets and stacks of paperwork due to increasing cloud technology. Think about each aspect of your office and work your way through things in a controlled manner.
5. Hire a Professional
On Point Installations specializes in assisting with office relocations and reconfigurations when downsizing an existing layout and/or moving to a smaller space. As a single-source provider, OPI can help coordinate electrical disconnect, personal storage crating, teardown, furniture relocation, installation, and electrical reconnect to streamline the process and allow for optimized efficiency.
If your business needs a new design, is looking for a completely new layout, or is in need of adding new furniture, On Point Installations will connect you with one of our highly rated partners. We have strong partnerships throughout the country to help further assist our direct end-user customers. Whether you’re in need of a new furniture dealer, sales rep, or designer, we aim to make the entire process as easy and straightforward as possible. From small office moves to large corporate office relocations, On Point Installations has the resources to handle the project.
On Point Installations offers COVID-19 safe non-union commercial furniture installation services to the Chicagoland and Midwest region. Our services are designed to deliver the most cost-effective solution for your commercial furniture requirements. We also offer comprehensive warehousing services that include receiving, storage, re-delivery, and more. To learn more about how our experienced staff can help you move or downsize an office, contact us today by calling 847-550-4042.