Most offices need a facelift every few years or so, which presents management with the opportunity to improve the office in a variety of ways, from upgrading the office furniture to improving the aesthetics and natural light in the space. There are many things that management can address with an office renovation project, which is the first tip discussed here – start with an office assessment.
Assess Your Current Workspace
It all starts with an assessment of the workplace – what about your current place of work is in need of improving? Here are a few of the areas that you will need to look at:
- Layout (efficiency, safety and OHS)
- Natural light and ventilation
- Colour schemes and branding
These are three of many things that you will need to assess if you’re to make the right changes to your place of business and operate a more successful and efficient business organisation. It would be a good idea to start this assessment yourself, but also involve your employees in the assessment once you’ve identified a few areas that you need to discuss with them. As it’s your employees who spend a great deal of time in the workplace, they’ll have a good idea of the areas which need improvements.
Source the Right Office Outfit Team
To ensure a successful office refurbishment project, it’s essential to hire the right office outfit team to work with. A good office outfit team will prove crucially important for many aspects of the outfit project, including but not limited to:
- Project management, budgeting and planning
- Information technology and telecoms
- Health and safety compliance
Office renovations are a fulltime undertaking and management in most organisations simply doesn’t have the time to spare to manage the project to make sure that it runs smoothly, i.e. on time and on budget. For that reason, even though you may choose to allocate a renovation project team, it’s still essential that you work with an office outfit team with experience in delivering similar fitout projects.
Allow Ample Time for Planning
So much needs to be investigated and researched and so many decisions need to be made that you can expect the project to take months to plan and then a significant time to complete. Allowing ample time for planning is very important as you need to explore the options that you have available, decide on a suitable style for the workplace, source and hire office fitout experts, arrange a workable space for employees when the project is being carried out and so much more. Fail to allow ample planning time and you jeopardise the success of your project.
Whatever the scale or scope of your office renovation project, you’re sure to benefit by assessing your current workspace and identifying areas in need of improvement, working with the right office outfit team and allowing ample time for planning to make sure you get it right. That’s not all that you’ll need to do to ensure your project turns out favourably, but these tips will get you off on the right foot.