Want to increase productivity and boost morale ?
Your working environment has a huge impact on the atmosphere, morale and productivity of your staff– all ultimately affecting the bottom line. Is the office you rent inspiring your employees – or does it sap their enthusiasm when they step through the door?
PROBLEM 1: YOU RENT AN OFFICE OUT IN THE STICKS
Rent an office in the middle of nowhere and it will take longer for you and your team to travel to and from work. Too much travelling team means getting up earlier, getting home later and less time to enjoy your evening.
Renting a poorly-located office may also deter potential employees – if it’s a hassle for them to get to work, they may pass on the job, and as a business owner or manager you won’t want to let the best people get away.
SOLUTION: Look for offices to lease with good transport links and motorway access. You don’t have to be in the city centre to be accessible, and by avoiding the centre you’re more likely to rent at attractive rates.
PROBLEM 2: THE OFFICE YOU RENT IS THE WRONG SIZE
Contrary to popular belief, size matters. If you rent a huge office for a small team, communication will be hampered and time wasted walking further than you should. It may only be seconds, but those seconds become minutes, and those minutes become hours of lost productivity.
Conversely, if your office space is too small, your team could feel uncomfortably crammed in, without enough workspace to effectively do their jobs, leading to lower productivity.
SOLUTION: When looking for offices to rent, carefully consider the space you’ll need for your team. If it’s too big or small, look elsewhere.
PROBLEM 3: YOU’RE READY TO MOVE – BUT YOUR CONTRACT SAYS OTHERWISE
You’ve decided your current office is too large or too small, and you’ve started looking for an office to lease that better suits your needs.
But wait. Is it even possible for you to rent a new office? If you’re tied into a long-term contract, you may have to stick with what you’ve got. Or you may be able to end your contract early – by paying a costly fee.
SOLUTION: When looking for offices to rent, ensure a flexible lease is available. Short-term leases allow you to move whenever it’s right for you.
PROBLEM 4: CAR PARKING IS A HASSLE
Long walks between your car and office. Parking charges that seem higher than your salary. Limited parking spaces, leading to arguments about who parks where and when.
We’ve all experienced the friction caused by inadequate car parking. It’s a common source of frustration for employees, which can create an atmosphere of negativity and resentment.
SOLUTION: Ensure there’s reasonably-priced parking very close to your office. And if your lease includes free parking, don’t pass it up!
If you’re looking for offices to rent in the North West, the easy way to avoid all these problems is to choose Carrington Business Park. It’s located within easy reach of Manchester, including the airport and motorway. There are offices of all sizes, all with flexible, short-term leases and all at attractive rates. And with free parking – and even on-site catering – the facilities are superb.
Find out more – call Carrington on 0161 776 4000, visit www.carringtonbusinesspark.co.uk or email firstname.lastname@example.org.