As a business owner it is to your benefit to give your staff an inspiring workplace where they can be engaged and productive. Periodically the ever-changing demands on your company there are various areas of the office which you can change and improve through an office refurbishment. I want to use this short piece to give you some excellent ideas to revitalise your workplace from literally top to bottom and everything in between.
Sourcing The Right Project Partner
I want to briefly give you some great tips on finding an excellent refit specialist. Using a search engine, type in office refit or something similar, this should give you a list of local businesses. Remember that just because a company is top of a search is the best,using consumer websites such as Trustpilot and Feefo can give you a better idea of how well they perform. Take some time to look at their websites and maybe even make an initial contact, this should give you a feeling of whether you want to use them or not. They should have a number of tools at their disposal including computer aided design programmes and ceiling grid calculators to give an overall specifics of the design.
Office Areas To Improve
All parts of the workplace can come under consideration for improvement of some sort depending on your budgetary constraints, these can include the following –
- Décor – a new colour scheme with the vibrant colours can revitalise and modernise any premises, adding plants and planting should also be considered as they also bring benefits to all.
- Ceilings – suspended ceilings are a popular choice in many offices as they have a great impact on the look and feel of any space and acoustic properties.
- Floorplan – if you have a need to re-organise how you divide up the workspace then a new office partitioning system is a great option. For varied costs, they are flexible and easily installed, a modern choice are glass partitions which allow natural light to flow through the office to everyone’s benefit.
- Furniture – improved designs and some bright colours can improve the overall look and feel of any office, from seating to full workstations may be upgraded.
- Lighting – hugely important as natural light is linked to employee wellness and productivity.
- Staff Areas – Washrooms, kitchens and breakout areas can be refreshed to give and a place to decompress this leads to staff happiness and in turn productivity.
A great next step is to appoint a project manager from your senior staff, they can manage the day-to-today running of the refit project and liaise with the design team of installers. Together draw up an initial design brief for your installation partner to work from but take on any advice they might have as their experience is a major benefit to the project. Effectively communicate with the rest of your staff so that they are engaged and aware of how the project will proceed.
By following these steps, you can give the project the best chance to succeed, and the end product will be a new office environment which you will be proud to show off.