Growth in business is definitely something to be celebrated, but sometimes celebrating comes with a downside: having to move your office. Moving can be stressful, expensive, tedious, and can disrupt your business significantly. This disruption is why many companies choose to put off moving as long as they can.
The problem with continuously putting off moving your office is your team may outgrow the space that you’re in, resulting in cramped quarters and an unproductive staff. This can be even more damaging and be disrupting to your business than a move. Here are some signs to watch for that show you that it’s time to look for a new office space.
There are only so many times you can rearrange the layout of office spaces before you admit that you simply do not have enough space. If you have staff that is working too closely together, productivity and engagement with their work drops.
It’s important for staff to have enough space to do their work and can impact the atmosphere and overall quality of the work that they produce. If your staff is overcrowded, it’s time to start shopping the commercial office market in Niagara.
A Changing Company Culture
As your team grows, so do the values and culture of your office space. This isn’t necessarily a negative thing. Many positive outcomes can come from a growing team and a shift in culture. This can be an increased value in collaboration and a culture that centers itself on teamwork. Because of this, however, you might find some flaws within the office space you currently have.
As these attitudes shift you might find a new need for more collaborative spaces. Maybe your board room keeps being over booked, or there isn’t enough space for a team to work together effectively. If this is the case, it’s a sure sign that your current Niagara office space is no longer working for your business.
Your Team Has Resorted To Remotely Working
This is a worst case scenario, but if you have people on your staff that cannot fit within the office space, and you need them to work remotely, this is a glaring sign that it’s time for a change. Your team should be able to fit within the walls of your office.
Having everyone within the same space can help for productivity. Instead of having to wait for email correspondence, things can be done quickly when everyone is in the same general space, only a few steps away. It’s also helpful for the office culture. Studies show that even offices who have workers on different floors of a commercial office building feel as though they are so removed from the office as if they’re in different cities. Keeping your office together can help create a more inclusive atmosphere for your staff.
If you’ve outgrown your Niagara office space, and you need something better for your company considers looking at the available units in 43 Church. Our building has premium office space for companies of many different sizes and can accommodate your company’s needs well. In the downtown core, it’s the perfect opportunity for an office lease in St. Catharines. To view one of our available spaces and see the building for yourself, click here.