When you first start your business, especially if it’s a solo or small group venture, it’s common to work from home or from communal working spaces, like coffee shops and libraries. The end goal of any successful business, however, is to eventually claim a space dedicated to your company’s needs and your personal ambition. It can be hard to decide when you’ve reached that point since you’re so close to your business that being able to determine its growth isn’t always simple. It can be narrowed down to two major factors: how you’re feeling, and how many people you’re relying on.
Emotional And Mental Stimulation
It’s often found that a structured work environment promotes productivity and focus – this explains the success of onsite classes instead of online classes, and traditional eight-hour work days instead of never-ending scattered task completion. Working from home can allow for distraction unless you’re the very model of self-discipline, and distraction leads to lower productivity, which can make you feel negative about your business. Typically, as social creatures, the competition, and encouragement of neighbors, all working towards the same goal, mitigates the effects of low drive and loneliness. Humans tend to work more effectively when they are visibly working as a team. Not to mention, working in an office doesn’t have to feel dim and grim – it’s all about the attitude!
Employee And Customer Growth
Additionally, the larger and further-reaching your business becomes, the more people will work for you and will want to work with you. If you find that you’re starting to need a space to house your remote employees, (as a rule of thumb, multiply the number of employees you have by 125 square feet and add 1,000 square feet to that number for common areas) or to greet clients where you can control the environment, it might be time to move on to a commercial office space. It only makes sense that if you’re servicing more clients, you’ll need more employees to pick up the slack. It has been found that it’s more efficient to manage a set of employees when they can focus together in a space made for building a common empire. You’ll want to be able to make your employees and clients feel supported and housed, in a workspace that feels comforting and reliable.
Take The Plunge And Invest In Your Growing Community
Once you’ve decided to legitimize your enterprise by giving it a home, you’ll need help with your office move. Edwards & Hill can help you plan and install. Edwards and Hill is a leading office, medical, and hospitality furniture supply and installation firm. We provide quality design and installation services that can fit any style and scale. If you’re interested in talking to a professional about any of our services contact us at 301-317-4250.