For new entrepreneurs, there’s nothing more exciting than finally reaching the point where the team is ready to grow and the business to expand. Aside from the need to hire new talents for your team, and the difficulties that come with researching the best candidate for the role, there’s also the requirement to make sure that the business, and more precisely the office, can accommodate the new team. Indeed, there is nothing worse than welcoming new employees in a crowded office that hasn’t been prepared for their arrival. Needless to say that if your office doesn’t grow with your team, it’s likely that the team won’t waste time before looking for new opportunities.
Modern structure to facilitate integration
If you haven’t already, you should definitely move your work processes online to ensure that new members of the team don’t have to fit in an outdated work environment. Indeed, Millennials, the largest workforce population, is a generation of tech-savvy experts. Not only do they rely on digital technology as part of their normal working day, but most of them value offices that can communicate online effectively and promote remote working facilities. Failure to adjust to the modern expectations of new talents can be dramatic. Most Millennials don’t wait long before quitting old-fashioned businesses.
What happens with your old furniture?
If you’re looking to relocate or simply to upgrade your furniture, it’s likely that you’ll be spending a few hours on Google typing “how to find storage near me”. Your best bet is to get in touch with your local professional moving companies to discuss possibilities of storage for your old furniture items until you decide what to do with them. As a rule of the thumb, when you’re growing your team, you need to purchase new furniture. The rest could be given to charity once it’s been cleaned, or sold as second-hand items. Some companies first check with their employees before selling or donating the remaining items.
You need a room for relaxing
If you’re moving to a bigger office to accommodate your new team, you need to keep in mind that the workplace also needs a space dedicated to relaxation. Indeed, you can’t expect people to remain productive 10 to 12 hours a day at their desks. Your team needs to socialize and free up their mind from time to time to be able to remain creative and effective. In other words, you’ll need to plan for a lounge area, where people can sit down and relax during their lunch break, or throughout the day. You’ll be surprised by the peaks in motivation and productivity!
More thinking heads need more coffee
There can’t be a creative office without good coffee. As silly as it sounds, most people start their day with a cup of coffee to wake up the mind and increase their concentration. Investing in a decent coffee machine for the workplace is no wasted expense. Not only will your team feel more alert throughout the day, but it’s a great brainstorming tool too.
As the team evolves, so does the office space. From the implementation of digital-savviness to the introduction of a creative thinking space with a relaxing lounge area, modern workplaces need to show their best sides to retain talent in house.
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