4 ways to maximise workspace in a small office

Flexibility is key in the business world – even if you’re operating from the smallest office. There are many ways you can create a more dynamic working environment to improve productivity and well-being, from adding a lick of paint to the walls to installing movable walls. If you’re struggling to think of ideas, here’s 4 to get you started:

  1. De-clutter

One of the most obvious ways to free up space is to get rid of what you don’t use. A heavily cluttered office looks unprofessional – and can also impact on your employee’s ability to work efficiently.

It may be worth introducing a ‘desk clean’ once a week to encourage staff to stay on top of paperwork and clear their desks of debris. Old equipment and broken furniture can clutter your office too – try and get rid of it before it stacks up.

  1. Lighting

The lighting in your office can have a huge impact on the behaviour of your staff and the way they work. A dark and dingy office won’t motivate your staff and will often make them feel more depressed.

Clever lighting can help to create the illusion of extra space and visually open up a room. Natural light also reduces the need for desk lamps which take up valuable space and cost money.

  1. Storage

Tidiness is crucial to making a positive first impression. A business that lacks organisation isn’t going to appeal to potential clients when they visit.

If your office space is small it’s easy for mess to quickly build up and get out of hand.   Consider lockers or coat hooks to keep chairs free from coats and scarves and to free up desk space. You could also install cupboards along corridor walls to increase storage space – keeping items off the floor and out of sight – maintaining a professional appearance.

  1. Movable walls

Whether you’re wanting to create a meeting room for a few hours or to split your small office into teams, a movable partition wall will give you the flexibility to adapt office space. Movable walls take up minimal space and can easily be tucked away when they aren’t in use – allowing you to effectively utilise space.

Another benefit of installing movable wall systems is that they can be quickly pulled across to give you the freedom or privacy that you need for spontaneous meetings or interviews and let more light in.

AEG Partitions manufacture a variety of acoustic movable walls (available in different acoustic ratings) and tailor them to your exact requirements. Whether it be a movable partition wall or a partition that slides or folds, you’re sure to find a flexible solution for your small office with AEG Partitions. They even supply movable wall systems in a choice of colours and wooden finishes, including cream, white and grey.

To find out more about movable walls and how to maximise workspace in your office, call AEG Partitions on 07547125493 or 07419292883. You can also email your questions to sales@aegpartitions.com and they’ll get back to you as soon as possible.