When it comes to choosing a place to set up your office, there are many things you must take into consideration. Last week we wrote about the considerations of choosing an office – thinking about everything from cost to size. However, today, we shall discuss further the importance of the location of your office and how it can impact working life.
The Commute Impact
Of course, when considering where to set up your offices, you must consider how your employees will get to work. You can’t please everyone, but ensuring that you opt for a location that is easy to get to can make a huge difference.
This can not only affect employees on their way to work but during the working day also. The harder it is to get to work, the more likely staff are to start feeling unhappy while they are there. It can reduce productivity and lead to an unpleasant working environment.
The Image Impact
You should carefully consider how the location could have an impact on the image of your business. Certain areas can have a particular image which is likely to become attached to your company image. This can work for and against you depending on the type of image you would like to convey.
Again, this is something that can have an impact on working life as your workforce is likely to become aware of the image attached to the company. A negative image can seriously affect the way a member of staff feels about their job.
The Physical Impact
It is wise to do some research into the area around your prospective office in relation to noise pollution. If the location is particularly close to a railway line or building site, you may find that the noise has a huge impact on working life. The same can be said for other elements such as light. If the office does not get much natural light, it may be worth considering fitting natural light lamps in order to improve conditions for your workforce.
There are many factors that you must take into consideration when choosing the location of your office, particularly those factors that can have such a huge impact on your employees. Here at RB Surveyors, we can help to make that part of the process a little easier for you.