How to Cope With a Small Office

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How to Cope With a Small Office
Your business may have just started up properly and therefore you might not be able
to afford the huge, open plan office spaces that the wealthier and more experience
companies can afford. So you might have to put up with a smaller environment for
now, so what? All that matters is that your business has a place to run and
employees/clients have a place to work/visit. However, just because your office is small
doesn't mean you shouldn't make the most of the space you have been provided with.
Follow these tips to improving your Office Design and Space Planning

1) Don't buy huge desks
Buying big desks might seem like a good idea because the employees will like them, but
they won't like the lack of space in the office that is left when you set the new desks
up. When the business uses mainly computer documents and spread-sheets, you won't
need much more than a small desk space for paperwork and a set of drawers to keep
things organised for each person.

2) Keep the office tidy
Your office will start to look cluttered very quickly if it's a small space with a lot of
paperwork/scrap paper etc. Make sure you provide recycling bins for waste paper and
dustbins for food wrappings/old food/other waste. Not only will you be keeping your
office clean but you'll also be helping the environment!

3) Spread employees as far apart as possible
If your employees are all cramped together the office will look smaller and they will also

be more inclined to be distracted by each other. Try to separate staff so that the
office looks more spaced out. Fill the spaces in between with office essentials like water
coolers, filing cabinets, printers etc.

Visit a specialist company for more ideas on Office Design and Space Planning