This dynamic world doesn't have much patience for wasted time and random dilly-dallying. Aside from a hectic work schedule, many of you have soccer practices to watch, dinners to prepare, television shows to binge, and an endless river of life's curveballs to attend to. In other words, efficiency is an incredibly important component to your life and must be catered to wherever and whenever possible.
Thankfully, for startups, small business owners, or anyone else looking for new office space, we’ve created a quick but insightful Office Tour Space Checklist to streamline your efforts, save you some time and frustration and, most importantly, help you find office space that is well-suited to your particular needs.
First and foremost, immediately eliminate properties that you already know won't be a good fit. Assuming the time-space continuum will not be bending anytime soon, properties that don't suit your needs today will continue to be a poor choice tomorrow. You likely have more than your fair share of responsibilities waiting for you back at the office so taking unnecessary tours is needlessly robbing you of much-needed productive time.
Likewise, since you will probably be touring a number of different spaces, be sure to establish a set of desired criteria so that you can easily and directly compare the attributes and features of the individual spaces for comparison's sake in order to take an "apples to apples" approach.
In terms of the desired criteria, every organization has a unique set of demands that must be fulfilled by any new office space. Otherwise, you will likely be searching for new space once again in the very near future. However, there are certain criteria that are applicable to nearly all organizations and should be added to an office space tour checklist.
Aside from these more general line items, some timeline and budget related factors should also be included in your criteria.
Besides this extremely convenient checklist, be certain to bring a space plan to get a perspective on the space as well as a camera and your organization's decision-makers.
Searching for new office space can be a hectic experience. However, we’re excited to provide you this concise but comprehensive Office Space Tour Checklist to make sure your upcoming office space tours are as efficient as possible to get you most out of your time.