How to Arrange Your Office?
The real estate service companies have been offering free tools to those who are looking for a new office, want to upgrade or expand it. These tools can help you with the simple calculations, give you a wider perspective, or generate new ideas. Make your business issues easier!
Have a Vision Of Your Future Office
The tool called Workplace Expert was developed by a real estate company after analyzing many different needs and requirements of their business clients. The tool helps you to assess the size, layout, and functionality of your office. First of all, the new tool helps to answer the simple question: how many square meters or working spaces will be needed in the office. The program also provides individual, state-of-the-art recommendations on which office space would probably suits the goals of an individual company the best. All recommendations are formulated considering the type of a company, field of activity, current and future priorities, size, work organization principles, culture, employee turnover, financial capabilities, or brand values.
It is often assumed that one employee will need approximately 10 sq. meters. As a result, only the previous experience is used to list how many cabinets and meeting rooms may be needed, the intended customer area, kitchen, and lounge area. A rare company performs workload calculations or incorporates work habits of the employees into the equation. The poor calculations and plans end up as some unused or uncomfortable areas that need fixing or renovation too soon and everything costs double expenses. The newly developed tool will help a company to get a wider range of options and plan everything smarter.
The analysis also takes into account the current trend of working from home or remotely, as a result, it provides recommendations on the number and ratio of fixed and hybrid working spaces. According to the developers, the tool will be useful for creating a design task or for understanding the general context and trends.
Helps to Generate More Ideas
Another well-known real estate company offers a variety of open and customer-only tools for office planning processes. They have developed a number of IT tools to plan office spaces easier and make the initial calculations. However, the most of these tools are only available to customers. IT tools help in the initial stages of consultation, generation of ideas, and presentation processes, but the benefits of universal tools are limited, especially in the current context of the business.
According to the developers, several tools have been used the most in recent years. For example, the CBRE Calc tool is designed to compare standard and flexible rents, considering growth plans, uncertainty, and other similar parameters. This tool allows people to generate ideas on how the office should be planned based on the information provided by a company. Another tool, CBRE Plans Pro, is designed for people with no architectural knowledge and it helps you to plan your office design, furniture layouts, working spaces, and helps with other tasks of design.