X-Files unsolved: How much storage space does your office need?
Magazine Contact #14
As little as possible but as much as necessary – finding the right amount of storage space is one of the most important tasks that has to be clarified as soon as an office is planned. Because after all, the investment in storage space – from rolling containers to archive cabinets – amounts to 50 % of furnishing costs in an office. So it’s worth our while to make a critical examination of how much storage space we really need – in the immediate working environment, in team areas or archive zones.
The key questions are: “What do I use frequently, sometimes, or rarely?” or “What can I archive electronically?” Electronic archiving in particular is a major step forwards in the fight against escalating mountains of paper.