Some offices are expansive, seemingly endless facilities, where cubicles stretch out like long, rolling hills in the countryside.
Your workplace is not one of those offices.
Squeezing past a few boxes to get to your desk, you bump into your colleagues’ desks, clatter into your desk and SMACK your head against a low-hanging rafter. Thinking about those offices that stretch on like rolling fields, you make one resolution – it’s time to create more space.
But fear not – all you have to do is follow these tips and you’ll turn your office from dinky to divine.
Don’t settle for one floor!
Your office or warehouse might be jam-packed, so why not use all that space above your head?
With special mezzanine floor construction, you can have an extra floor in your workplace, fully supported with industrial-strength steel columns.
With this extra level you can space out your staff, keep more stock or even set up an extra-special VIP area for clients to use during business meetings.
More than this, it’s the perfect way to utilise space that would otherwise go unused. So contact a pro – it’ll give you the room you need.
Cram it all-in-one
So many offices space out their printer, scanner and photocopier, oblivious to the fact that all-in-one products can do the same job and take up far less space.
They’ve always had a bad reputation, all-in-ones, unfairly seen as the clumsy uncle to standalone tech’s respectable parent.
But nothing could be further from the truth. Pick up a reasonably priced all-in-one and you’ll have everything you need in one device – and oodles of extra room to play around with.
Put your head in the clouds
Although the Cloud sounds like some mad cult from a sci-fi novel, it’s actually the bleeding edge of office technology.
Essentially a hard drive situated online, you can use the Cloud to share files with colleagues, amend documents from remote locations and store files with encrypted security.
The applications for this in an office environment are invaluable – you can fling out those countless filing cabinets and cut down on paper copies (keeping printing costs down). You could even save on the number of desks in your office – after all, if some people only need to send files your way intermittently, they don’t have to be in the office.
Live it up on your lap
Some offices still stubbornly stick to the tried and tested methods of base units and monitors as their standard computer setup. But their wasting wads of desk space – especially when laptops are cheaper and more versatile.
Invest in a set of affordable laptops and you’ll be able to cut down on the amount of desk space your employees require.
After all this, you’ll have all the space you need. It might not stretch past any horizon line, but it’s a grand improvement.