3 Signs Your Office Space Is Too Small

  • A funny picture of an office full of people crowding a frustrated employee.
There’s a fine line between office space that is efficient and office space that is cramped. And when you cross that line, it can lead to chaos and decreased productivity. That’s bad for office morale—and for the future of your business.

Here’s how to know if you’ve crossed that line.

1. Negative Chatter

Close quarters can foster teamwork and collaboration. But quarters that are too close can lead to unhappy employees and office friction.

Experts say it’s a good idea to plan for anywhere from 125 to 225 square feet of office space per employee—a figure which includes all useable space in your office.

If you get any tighter that that, it can lead to an overall negative—and less productive—atmosphere which you’ll pick up on through negative comments and also higher employee turnover.

2. Booked Meeting Space

This is an easy one to monitor. If it’s hard to schedule meetings because your conference room is always booked, you’ve got a problem.

3. Lack of Storage

Are there office supplies stacked in the hallways? Is it impossible to find anything in your overcrowded storage area?

There is actual scientific evidence that indicates people are more productive, more organized, and less stressed when their surrounding are less cluttered.

If you’re workplace is disorganized, messy, and chaotic, that’s a clear sign that you simply need more space.

Maximizing Small Office Space with Self Storage Units for Business

It’s one thing to recognize that your business needs more space. It’s quite another to actually get the job done. Are you really ready for the expense and hassle of a move?

If the answer is no, renting a self storage unit could be the interim move you need to help solve your space shortage.

All those boxes in the hallway? Seasonal items you don’t need right now? Old records? They can all go into self storage units, freeing up space and decluttering the rest of your office.

At StorageMart, we pride ourselves on our clean and well-lit self storage units that are available to rent on a month-to month basis. Check out our storage unit guide or rent a unit online today.

Self storage may be just the step you need to make your office efficient, organized, and pleasant.

About Sarah Little

Sarah Little, Marketing Director at StorageMart, holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. She serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Central Missouri Foster Care & Adoption Association, a non-profit group dedicated to improving the lives of children.

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