We’ve written about different types of office spaces previously. I know that I’ve definitely seen more than my fair share of office spaces over the years.
From downright ugly call centres modelled on a ‘battery hen cage’ setups, to the most chic and über cool advertising agencies and design studios complete with beanbags, boardroom tables suspended from the ceiling by industrial-strength chains, and meeting rooms separated by back-lit, glass-brick aquariums.
Of course, there are some offices with a gorgeous European-style foyer, but when you take a peak behind the granite reception desk, waterfall and built-in flat screens, all you’ll find are boring cubicles with minimal natural light, and a team of miserable people.
So what type of office is right for your business?
If your business is growing, you need to think about what is a suitable office space for you and your team. Should you invest in a conventional office space, or would a remote office suit your needs better?
At RecruitLoop, many of our distributed team work remotely and our ‘HQ’ is located inside a very cool co-working space in the middle of San Francisco. Talk about having the best of both worlds – our own private team space as well as the chance to schmooze with members from other fast-growing companies.
Think about the pros and cons of having your own office space. Sure many of us have grand visions of having a building with our company name lit up in lights every night. But between that and working at the kitchen table, there are literally hundreds of different options.
Our friends at UK-based Make it Cheaper have put together an awesome Infographic outlining how although choosing an office space can seem daunting, selecting the right one will ensure your business continues to succeed.