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Don't Let Moving to New Offices Hamper Productivity

One of the biggest obstacles facing any business is maintaining productivity while moving into a new office. You can expect to lose valuable work time, even if you’re changing locations in the same building.

Here are some tips that don’t let moving to a new office hamper productivity:

Plan For Everything
No scenario is minor when planning a move into a new office, as you need to create a floor plan on where the cubicles and office machines are going to be placed, then distribute copies to the movers. Try to schedule your move over a weekend, so it will give you ample time to install and troubleshoot any potential technological problems that may occur.

Upgrade Your Technology
Deciding to move your business is an excellent excuse for upgrading your computer system, as this decision can usher inB a new era for the company. In the interim, the use of laptops will help make the transition much easier for your customers.

Be Prepare For The Unexpected
No moveB is totally predictable, so you must notify your customers in advance about your availability during the entire moving process. This will help keep productivity up during the chaos of moving.

For more tips and tricks for your office, keep reading our Morris Southeast Group blog.

 

Know the Stages of Small Business Growth

Earlier this year, we discussed anticipating your company’s short- and long-term growthB when studyingB office space. For the duration of your lease, your office space should accommodate necessary additional personnel and inventory.

Exactly how can you reasonably calculate small business growth so you’ll know when it’s time to move into new offices? Mike Moore, of Kaufman, Rossin & Co. recently citedB four stagesB of small business growth:

  1. $500,000-$5 million annual revenue – This stage is characterized by creative energy; processes naturally evolve.
  2. $5-$25 million annual revenue – An organizational B-B-restructuring may be needed and processes should be streamlined. Detailed reporting leads to excellent information access.
  3. $25-$100 million annual revenue – Competition increases and forces additional organizational realignment. Improvements within the company and company performance are constant.
  4. $100+ million annual revenue – It’s time for “new and improved” staff and processes during this evolution of your company. Performance metrics should be adjusted.

Check out our Office Space CalculatorB to determine your current space requirements. Our real estate professionals at Morris Southeast Group provide corporate site services and property management for South FloridaB companies at every stage of business growth. Call 866-930-1426 orB contact us, and let’s begin the conversation about location and space for your company.

Why Class B Office Buildings are Becoming Popular in South Florida

Traditionally commercial investors have relied on Class A office properties to secure a decent return on their investment. However, a growing number of investors are looking at Class B properties.

Class B properties have become a solid investment as the overall economy has improved. For tenants not interested in the amenities or high price tag of a Class A space, a renovated Class B space with all of the essentials draws interest from capable tenants.

In fact, a 64,000 square foot property on the Banyan Trail near Glades Road just sold for $6.5 million. The owner, First Southern Bank invested in several improvements before selling the property to Coral Heights Fladevco. Though Class B buildings don’t occupy the most popular zip codes and landmarks, office properties in the suburbs have proved a reliable investment.

While most investment firms have remained fixed in the apartment sector, innovative investors have tapped into the Class B office market with increasing success.

Currently, Morris Southeast Group has a variety of Class B office properties available throughout the South Florida commercial real estate market include cities like Miami, Sunrise and Plantation FL. Contact us for more information on a Class B to suit your needs.

Trends to Consider When Buying New Furniture for Your New Offices

The work hours have evolved and as a result so has office space. Review the tips below to discover how theB modern workplace has evolved.

  • Collaborative environment. Offices are embracing an open floor plan that lends itself to collaboration. Traditional cubicles with walls aren’t conducive to collaboration. Embrace modular desks that can be moved around and have several configurations.
  • Comfortable seating. For many employees, long gone are the days of leaving for lunch. Instead, many employers are opting for a multi-purpose desk area in which employees can eat and work at their desk.
  • More technology. Computers and typewriters are archaic. Most offices use tablets, portable laptops and smart phones. As a result, desks are configured to store multiple electronic devices and cords.
  • Going green. Keeping environmental issues at the forefront is key and today’s offices are doing just that by using eco-friendly office furniture. Furniture made from sustainable materials has become increasingly popular in the workplace.
  • Longer hours. Many office employees are working longer hours. As a result office space is designed in an ergonomic fashion to keep from straining the body throughout the day.

If you are looking for office space to suit your unique office environment contact us.

More Companies Seeking Creative Workspace in Business Districts

Companies like Google have given a radical new idea of company culture and what it means to go to work everyday. As a result, the type of office space that companies are looking for has changed dramatically as well. Companies are seeking creative spaces to meet the needs of their innovative culture.

The most popular configuration among creative companies are large wide spaces with open floor plans. Gone are the days of large cubicles set off by corner offices dictating a who’s who in the chain of office hierarchy. Instead, businesses are looking for open space that encourages collaboration rather than competition.

In addition to configuration, location also plays an important part in office selection. Companies look for proximity to cool eateries, hip apartment/loft spaces and proximity to public transportation to attract the best talent seeking a cool place to work and live.

It is expected that the limited availability of these spaces will result in decreased supply, increased demand and a raise in rental prices.

Are you having trouble finding office space to meet your needs? Contact us at Morris Southeast and your team will move into new offices that meet your specific preferences and needs in no time.

Break the Corporate Mold With Your Office

When most of us think of commercial office space we think of rows of cubicles and big offices with picture windows for management. However, when you move into new offices, you have the chance to think out of the box and create a space thatbs more interesting for your employees. Studies show that a more stimulating office space can increase productivity, so why not get creative? Try these ideas below to break the corporate mold with your new office space.

Open Space

Many offices are enclosed, full of small rooms or areas for employees. People used to think this was productive b now we know itbs stifling. Look for office space with an open floor plan and high ceilings. Employees will be more comfortable and more productive.

Consider Outdoor Space

Building a small outdoor area for your employees can actually increase productivity and allow workers to feel rejuvenated and ready to work after a short break. Sunlight stimulates everybody, so it really makes sense for employees to take a break outside. An outdoor cafC) or place for employees to eat and work is ideal.

Visit Morris Southeast Group today for help finding the ideal office space for your needs.

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