Making the decision to downsize can be difficult. When you’ve been in one location for a long time, it’s not easy to just pull up your roots and move on. But, the reality of the way we work today speaks volumes about what the future holds.
Many employees are working from home at least a couple of days a week. Remote teams are commonplace, and entire departments have been downsized because of new efficiencies, technological advances, and outsourcing.
If this sounds like your company, and you find yourself looking at a lot of empty desks every day, it might be a great time to think about downsizing.
The benefits of downsizing your office space
Downsizing your office space comes with many benefits that send value straight back to the bottom line. Here are just a few things you might consider:
Telecommuting and remote working
When employees work from home, they tend to be happier – and more productive. In addition to improved work-life balance, they don’t have the commute to deal with, so they can dive right in and get to work right away. Productivity improves, workers are happier, and you don’t have to finance an empty workstation and parking space.
Companies no longer need a full-time IT department because most data is now stored in the cloud. This eliminates the need for on-premise servers and all the costly upkeep that goes with it. What used to require a team of high-paid technicians, on-call 24/7, can now be managed virtually—and more efficiently—at a fraction of the cost.
Document management systems
If you’re ready to ditch the paper, a document management system (DMS) is the way to go. A DMS manages your filing systems digitally and is actually far more secure and foolproof than a conventional filing system.
Documents in a DMS are searchable and can be protected by permissions, ensuring that they can only be accessed by the appropriate personnel. No more lost files, no more filing cabinets, no need for a separate room to house it all.
Flexible office space
If your workforce ebbs and grows periodically, flexible office space is the way to go. You won’t have to commit to a long-term lease, and you will have access to the latest office machines and communications equipment without having to make the investment.
Flexible office space is perfect for businesses like real estate brokers, general contractors, law firms, insurance companies, or software developers who don’t necessarily need a large office. It can save you a lot of money and give you access to professional admin support, reception, meeting rooms, and much more.
Are you looking for ways to improve your bottom line? Downsizing your office can help! Business Workspaces in El Dorado Hills offers a range of flexible office space solutions at rates that make good business sense. Reach out today to learn more about how we can help.