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Starting and growing a new business is exciting. But it can be a little bit scary, too, especially when you are working with a tight budget and still need to figure out how to make room for the additional employees your company requires to continue to expand and grow. If this is a problem that you are currently facing and renting or buying a larger space is not yet feasible, consider using one or more of the following creative ideas to maximize your current space without breaking your budget.
Allow some employees to work from home
One way to quickly free up some space in your office for new employees is to allow some of your workers to telecommute on a full- or part-time basis. Be aware, however, that for this to be successful, the employees who will be working from home must be self-motivated, able to meet deadlines and have excellent problem solving skills. A good plan is to try instituting telecommuting into your business on a temporary basis and then evaluate your progress and results periodically before deciding whether it is a good fit for your company's goals and needs.
Consider adding another shift to maximize productivity
If telecommuting is impractical or cannot be arranged due to the nature of your business, consider creating specific working hours for current employees and adding a second or third shift to your daily work schedule. This will allow you to use your current furnishings, technology and location while doubling or even tripling your productivity and number of employees or staff members.
Invest in inexpensive office furnishings with multiple uses
Another way to enjoy an economical expansion of your current workforce is to invest in inexpensive office furnishings that can accommodate multiple uses. A good example of this is the standard rectangular work table found in many work or break rooms, with legs that can be folded up to make them easy to store when not in use.
These tables can be easily outfitted with temporary tabletop workstation dividers to instantly create three additional employee work spaces per table. If arranged in pairs, with two tables pushed together, you can instantly create six additional work spaces with some degree of privacy in a very compact area. Additionally, if staffing needs fluctuate, you will be able to store the tables and temporary workstation dividers easily until they are needed again.
Before deciding to spend money on any new office furnishings, take time to explain your situation, budget and needs with a reputable office furniture company, like D and R Office Works Inc., that specializes in providing office furnishings for business use. They can suggest pieces that will help solve your current problems and continue to be useful to your company for years to come.