“The efficiency of office spaces always depends on the company,” states Joona Reunanen, Regional Manager at Sponda. Below, you can find a list of five things anyone looking for an office space should take into account.
The location is particularly important from the point of view of the customers of your company. Where are the customers located? Is it easy for them to access the premises? What kind of an image does the company wish to deliver?
It might also be a good idea to consider where most of the employees live and how they commute. A short, relaxed commute improves the energy levels and comfort of your employees. A distinguished location and trendy office spaces also bring a competitive advantage.
2. Type of workspace
The type of work you do defines the right size for an efficient space. Do you need production facilities, meeting rooms or a space better suited for brain work? The space available for individual employees has decreased significantly in the past ten years; at an average of 11 square metres, it is now less than a half of what it used to be.
The better the workspace supports personnel productivity, the more efficient it is. Sometimes an enjoyable atmosphere in the space is the greatest priority, as it can contribute to a good work environment. You should also think about what kinds of different spaces you need. A multispace office is the best way to meet different needs while optimising the use of space and minimising factors that could disturb the work, such as noise.
4. A new building or an existing property?
New buildings are a good choice if sufficiently large or otherwise suitable premises are not available in the area. A new building is also a good alternative when you need a special space that cannot be easily built into an existing building.
5. How about a multispace office?
You do not need a multispace office to be efficient, but they are becoming increasingly popular. According to Joona Reunanen, this is largely due to the flexibility and usability of multispace offices. They are suitable for many uses and situations. Sometimes a multispace office requires more area than a traditional office, but it could still be the most efficient alternative if the actual work can be conducted more efficiently in a multispace office.