How Renting a Business Space Can Improve Productivity
It’s been over 2 years of upheaval in the workplace, with many businesses forced to close down, or have employees work from home.
People have had mixed feelings about this whole ordeal, with some loving the change, others struggling to keep on track, and a few in the middle.
As a business owner, you want to provide your employees with the best possible environment to work and thrive in.
So we’re here to help you explore how renting a space for your business can help you improve your employee productivity.
Collaboration is easier
Let’s face it, trying to collaborate over Zoom is never going to be as effective as in person.
Whether it’s technical issues interfering, or missing out on certain social cues and body language, Zoom can make things more difficult.
While zoom is a great tool for when you can’t collaborate in person, if possible it’s best to be able to work together in person.
When you are in a shared work space, it’s much easier to work together. Rather than arranging a long zoom meeting and shuffling around peoples schedules, you can quickly talk to the people that you need to.
Keep everyone on track
Checking in with your employees and making sure that everyone is on the same page and on track is a lot easier when you are in a more traditional office set up.
Many employees also find it easier to stay focussed and on task when they are in a coworking space. Working from home can be very disruptive and distracting to many people, causing poor work life balance and leading to faster burn out.
Having a positive working environment and atmosphere that is separate from home can help many people keep their work separate from their homelife, and lead to greater productivity due to a healthier balance.
More control over ergonomics
By ensuring that your employees have an ergonomic workstation, you can make sure they are comfortable while also eliminating risk factors.
Ergonomics are important for workplace health and safety, and they actually can help improve productivity.
While you may remind your employees their at home workstations need to be ergonomically set up, not everyone will stay true to this.
Ergonomic risk factors, such as awkward posture, and repetitive movements can cause a lot of frustration and make it difficult for employees to complete their tasks in a happy and productive manner.
With your own working environment, you can reduce repetitive tasks, and ensure that your employees are set to effectively complete tasks.
By having your own leased office space, you can set your team members up for success.
Equipment and technology
When you are working in an office, you can provide your employees with any equipment and technology that they need to succeed in their role.
Any important tools are easily available to your team members, and so they don’t have those barriers to completing their tasks.
With employees working at home, they may not be able to complete certain tasks as easily or efficiently because they don’t have access to the right tools.
While this advice can help you see some of the productivity benefits to leasing a commercial office space, you should always make sure to consider whether it’s the right move for you.
If you are just a small start up with only a few employees there are plenty of alternatives that still allow you to work together in person until you are at the stage where you can afford an office, and will benefit from that stable and permanent space.
Englander Principal is here to help
At Englander Principal we specialise in negotiating the best commercial lease agreement for you and your business.
We take all the pain and stress out of your commercial real estate negotiations, and keep you informed every step of the way.
We aim to help business owners free up their cash flow so that they can reinvest back into their own company, and see greater success and growth.
We work on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning there is no risk when you work with us.
We charge a 15% commission on a successful case, meaning if we win, and for example negotiate a 12 month rent free period worth $80,000, you save $68,000.
We are based on the Sunshine Coast, QLD but offer our services worldwide. We have years of experience, and have successfully brokered many commercial office deals, saving business owners thousands of dollars on their rent.
If you want to get in touch with us, you can learn more here.