Unless you run a Metro South area business that consists only of you, you’re going to want to find a commercial space that encourages teamwork. Most businesses rely on every employee to do their part for the good of the company, and that sort of attitude is found on sports teams as well. Any “team” you could imagine has to be in the right environment to work together. Many of my clients in Boston’s Metro South area don’t really consider this when they begin the search for commercial space.
In order to promote teamwork in your office environment, you need to have the right setup. Here are a few ideas that will help you create the ideal atmosphere for working as a group:
Have a few different kinds of work stations. There should be a mixture of co-working and individual work areas in your space. You should have open work stations for people to meet and work together as a team, but you should also have individual cubicles, desks or offices where your employees can get their day to day and individual tasks done. It’d also be a great idea to have a space for everyone to commune for a break. The more social your employers are with one another, the better they can work together. It doesn’t hurt to have inter-office camaraderie as long as it doesn’t interfere with the productivity of your employees.
Provide the right tools. If you have a meeting room or co-working area, have the right equipment in there that will encourage sharing and presenting. Have a white board for brainstorming ideas or a projector for presentations. Have computers for training sessions. The better equipped your space is for working as a group, the stronger your inter-office teamwork will become.
Leave the project work in the project space. Did you just have a major brainstorming session? Don’t erase your ideas from the whiteboard. Instead, leave them up so when you meet again about the project, you’re better able to pick up where you left off. Any and all paperwork related to the project should also be kept in the project space so you can easily access it when you go to work on it again. This will help everyone maintain a “team” mindset and remember that everyone is working toward a common goal as a group.
These are just a few of the many ways that you can promote more teamwork in your office. When you’re searching for commercial space in Boston’s Metro South area, try to visualize the parts of your office where everyone can work together. The better team you have, the more successful your business should be.
If you have any questions about finding commercial space in Boston’s Metro South area, don’t hesitate to contact me. I’d be happy to help in any way that I can. I hope to hear from you soon!