3. Not Being Realistic About Your Space Utilization
The idea of ‘your future space’ can be an overwhelming idea considering the need to envision what the ideal work environment for your team looks like. Will you opt for the more traditional office appeal of enclosed conference rooms and private cubicles or the more modern open plan with multiple collaboration and touch-down areas?
Recreational spaces are becoming more relevant to make the office feel like home, but be careful to honestly evaluate how realistic their use will be based on your work culture. “The open office probably won’t work unless management is willing to utilize the space. If the CEO doesn’t sit in lounge pieces in the open, the rest of the office will probably follow his or her example, ” says BOS Vice President, Kimberly Sullivan. While working spaces are certainly a priority, don’t forget to consider all the space that surrounds them! From meeting areas to training rooms, lobbies to storage spaces, be sure to look holistically at your entire space and remember to comply with any code requirements for your city.