How Temporary Building Structures Can Benefit Your Growing Business
Expanding your business comes with a lot of great opportunities and is an exciting step for your organization. However, there’s a fine line between success and becoming overwhelmed.
To help alleviate the stress and streamline the growth process, temporary building structures can be implemented in your plan.
Not sure how they fit into the puzzle? Continue reading to learn about using modular building solutions to expand your business and test new markets.
Disadvantages of an Overcrowded Working Space
An overcrowded office doesn’t have many advantages. Although it’s an indication that your business is growing, an overcrowded space is going to cause more negative impacts than positive. Below, we’ll explore each of the issues and their effects on your organization.
#1. Less Productive Work Days
Imagine a space where you’re sharing a desk with your teammate, you’re waiting for the printer to open up, or you’re eating your lunch cramped next to all your work files. If you’re working on top of each other, it can cause tension and delays that interrupt your responsibilities.
Let’s say you have one larger conference area and the surrounding office space doesn’t provide more room for collaboration. By waiting around for one conference room, you may disrupt the natural flow of work for your employees and slow productivity.
Additionally, when everyone is in such close proximity, germs and illness can run rampant through the office. When this happens, more sick days are taken and ultimately less work is being done.
#2. Lack of Privacy
This issue is especially important if you’re working in an environment with confidential documents or classified subjects. Whether your office is an open space or has private offices, there should be a level of privacy for all of your staff.
Even within a typical office environment, your employees should still feel comfortable doing their work rather than feeling like they are cramped into other workspaces or that they are constantly being watched or looked over.
When there’s a lack of privacy and space, this tends to correlate with an increase in employee tension. It can be frustrating having to always share space and be interrupted by other employees, which can lead to conflict within your staff.
#3. Stunts Business Growth
As we mentioned at the beginning of this blog, a growing business is exciting. However, there’s a fine line between growing your business successfully and overflowing your existing capacity.
Your physical structure can only handle so much volume. When this capacity is met, it’s much harder to grow your business. Whether that means adding new products to your line or providing additional services.
The growth of your physical building and your organization should be coordinated with each other for maximized success.
Leverage Your Business Growth with Temporary Buildings
When it’s time to grow your business and test new initiatives, there are a lot of moving parts to be successful. By choosing a modular building solution, you’re alleviating some of the stress and allowing you and your company to focus on growing your business.
Test New Markets Without High Investments
As you consider business expansion and testing new markets, one of the first things you’ll need to write out is all of the costs associated with this growth. The upfront costs of opening a new store, adding to your inventory, and hiring new staff can be substantial.
By investing in temporary business structures, your business can stay adaptable. That way, if a test market isn’t doing as well as you projected, you can easily move or adjust your strategy without having to worry about additional costs of construction.
To further save costs, BOXX Modular offers a line of already constructed used modules. These structures come in a variety of designs and include, but are not limited to, classrooms, retail spaces, offices, and locker rooms.
Sometimes, business growth is due to seasonality. Let’s say you’re only seeing increases during a specific season. You don’t necessarily want to, or need to, invest in a completely new building just for this short-term growth.
Modular building solutions can be installed and disassembled quickly so you only have the structure when it’s most valuable to your company.
Give Your Employees Space to Work Successfully
Temporary offices give your company the flexibility to expand the space and eliminate some of the stressors of a cramped environment.
Adding to your physical office space allows for an increase in collaboration because employees can more easily meet and spread out with documents, blueprints, or other tools.
Temporary buildings can also be more than an office space. Your organization can implement breakrooms, bathrooms, locker rooms, or a cafeteria. Having these additional areas can give your employees a break from their office or cubicle.
There are many benefits to providing a separate space for employees to take a break or eat lunch during their work day. With this additional space, employees are less likely to get burnt out, lose focus and concentration throughout the day, or disengage in company culture.
Get Operations Up & Running Faster
Growing your business is a large investment, and part of that is the time and costs of constructing a new building. Physical construction, permits, and tax documents can all take a lot of time to come to completion.
Compared to traditional construction, modular buildings are ready for use faster. Because modules are produced within a controlled environment, they can be made simultaneously as your site is being prepped for installation.
The modular process means your team is using the structure sooner and can begin operating and making a profit. Also, because of the off-site construction, your existing buildings don’t need to limit their capacity to adjust to a large construction site.
Our team can add interior packages to your module to further accelerate the process. So, your structure is fully furnished and functional for your company after installation.
Industries Using Temporary Building Structures
Although temporary buildings and modular solutions can benefit all types of industries, we’ll outline some of the industries that are known to move locations, struggle with overcrowded spaces, or test new markets.
Banks and credit unions are regularly looking to open new branches in different locations. Although banking options have a lot of online and digital options, physical locations are still crucial to the industry.
A lot of people are still looking for that face-to-face interaction when discussing their finances. Banks are opening new locations because it gives them a new opportunity to reach new potential members.
MPA Systems is a specific BOXX Modular company that specializes in designing and constructing temporary modular financial buildings. This type of building is different from other modules because it needs a higher level of security and specific elements that are only applicable to bank buildings.
Bank buildings need to include check writing stands, drive-up windows, and night depository with receiving safes. MPA Systems is well-versed in the needs of the financial industry so your buildings are built with high-quality materials, and look permanent but can be easily relocated if necessary.
A clear advantage of temporary building structures is their flexibility. If you start testing a new market and aren’t seeing the expected results, the structure is relocatable and can be transported to best fit your organization’s needs.
When an educational institution has more students than the facility can accommodate, it can become a chaotic and stressful environment. Similar to the disadvantages of an overcrowded office space, an overcrowded classroom can raise tensions, lessen productivity and personal instruction, and cause more students to have sick days.
A significant reason why educational buildings struggle with renovations is because they need to be operational a majority of the year. In order to make these needed expansions, schools need a secondary space to continue regular workflow.
That’s where temporary offices are crucial to an educational institution’s success. Modular building solutions provide an additional space that can hold your entire student body and staff so you can make the necessary improvements to your educational facility.
Learn more about including temporary building structures in your business growth plan by speaking to our modular experts today.
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