If you are restricted when it comes to the amount of space that you have to operate within for your business then the good news is that there are things that you can do and put into place that will help to increase productivity even though you are operating in less than advantageous situations. It is what it is and so you have to work with the limited space that you currently have. For now, you just have to put up with the situation until such times as your business becomes more profitable and then you can move to larger premises.
In the meantime, you need to start thinking outside the box and just don’t see space as floor space but also as wall and roof space as well. This provides you with the perfect opportunity to install shelving that is not only easy to put up but it is also incredibly affordable as well. It will help to transform the workplace and you will be able to take things off the floor that you fall over every single day and put them up out of the way. This is just one idea to help you make the most of the small space that you have your business and the following are some others.
- Remove any barriers – These barriers could be walls that are separating one part of the workplace from another but there is really no need for them to be there. These barriers all help to make the workplace seem even smaller than it really is and it restricts you greatly. You need to start removing these barriers from the workplace to offer yourself more flexibility to move around and to maybe decide on an open floor plan for your business.
- Address your storage issues – This was touched on briefly before and all it takes is for you to invest in some suitable shelving so that the floor space is less cluttered and less chaotic. Having all of these things stored on boxes or in files on the floor will make your office feel even smaller than it is and so start moving these items up to eye level where they are more easily found and utilised.
- Add some much-needed lighting – The right kind of lighting has a great influence on how a space feels to you and your employees. It also helps to improve the overall look of the office space in case a client comes to call. You honestly want to create the best first impression that you can so try to create as much natural light as possible coming into your office.
It’s time to start making better use of the wall space that you have because so many things can be moved up there. Rather than have monitors sitting on desks, these can be easily mounted onto the walls as well as televisions and other devices. This frees up a lot of space on the floor and the desks.