Our company is growing to the point where our current office space is filled. 1 per cube/office. We are still growing and I want us to maintain productivity as we grow, but I don't want to move too early either. And at past compaines, moving to a larger space has frequently (not always, but enough) been the harbinger of doom! That is, when we move, we move into something that is big enough to accommodate growth, but also empty feeling, spreading out employees so that communication diminishes greatly, and at the same time leaving us with a much higher bill monthly, much of which is for space we're not using.
So a few questions: when is the right time to move? When you're just filling your current space, or when you're doubled-up everywhere and sitting on top of one another? What is the target "load", or square footage per employee, both before the move (i.e. at maximum capacity) and and what should we target for after the move? Are people using their own wits and resources to find space (given how much is available these days) or do you recommend using a commercial real estate broker? Are sub-leases worth the extra layer of hassle? Thanks.