Moving offices can be a challenge for a business. This is especially true when you are merging two offices for consolidation purposes. Combining two offices in a shared space needs additional planning. After all, you want to make the best use of the space as well as the available assets.
Moving offices into a shared space
If you want to merge an office with an already established and operating office, lack of space might become an issue. That’s why the identification of space that is not being used is an essential phase of the planning stage:
- Is there a meeting space that nobody meets in?
- Are there any unnecessarily empty corners?
- Is there storage space that is not needed for storage and could be converted into additional office space? Is there any material/files/furniture that could be stored off-site rather than in-house? That way, you could gain valuable workspace.
Share what is already there
If you are preparing for moving offices into one shared space, the above-mentioned approach alone might not be sufficient to create the required room. Sharing of equipment and furniture can save additional space, e.g.
- copy machines
- conference tables and chairs
Redesign the existing space
Redesigning the layout of the rooms is a more radical approach to consolidating offices. It is certainly one that requires the most planning. One example of such measures would be converting several smaller rooms into an open floor plan or cubicle system.
This can be very effective when additional staff and their workspaces need accommodation. However, it is important to consider the advantages as well as disadvantages of such an open concept regarding potential issues like:
- confidentiality and privacy
- noise level
Ask the experts
Architects and interior designers are the kind of experts to consult when you need to remodel/convert the rooms to fit your requirements.
When it comes to the actual “moving” part of moving offices, that’s when you want to hire a professional moving company with expertise in office moves. Brothers EZ Moving is your reliable moving partner to help with this critical stage of your office transition. Contact us today for more information and a free quote!