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September 20, 2016

5 Signs It’s Time For New Office Space

By Jillian Schwartz

Your cube farm is starting to look like an actual farm
What started out as 4-5 people in the open space has grown to increasingly more cramped quarters. Employees who don’t have enough space to work efficiently may find themselves distracted, disengaged, and less excited to come in to the office.

Your "location, location, location" isn't so great
More time behind the wheel–or on the tracks–means less productive time at the office. Determine where your employees are coming from and where they want to be after the work day is done because happy hour proximity is important, too.


You're said goodbye to the 9-5 workday
Perhaps at one point, your whole office was coming in from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. five days a week but now more people are working remotely or on completely different time schedules. Large private offices for employees who only come in a couple hours a week leaves underutilized space that you’re still paying for.


The conference room is also the kitchen, lounge, phone room...
If your company has grown and you’ve taken on new employees while staying in the same-sized suite, you may notice some rooms turn into “multi-purpose rooms”: the conference room becomes the place where people take their phone calls, private offices have turned into semi-private offices filled with 2 or 3 people and so on. If you don’t have the option to re-work what you have to prevent overcrowding, it may be time for new, more efficient space.


It Just Makes Cents
Maybe your lease is ending and, with the addition of the new amenities the landlord has added, your rent has increased beyond what you can afford. It may be time to start the office search for smaller or more efficient space that fits all of your needs while keeping some extra money in your pocket.


We can help you find that space. Get in touch: 312-263-8787 or jzimmerman@willardjones.com