Responsibility for ensuring your organisation’s office refurbishment is a success should inevitably rest on the shoulders of the individual you appoint to coordinate and oversee the project and ensure it is delivered against the budget and schedule you agree.
Typically, you would give this role to your Facilities Manager or Director if you had one, or to an appropriately skilled Director or Senior Manager.
Whoever you choose, it is important that he or she is totally familiar with your organisation, is able to communicate with their management colleagues and other key employees and, most importantly, has the time available to drive the project from planning through to completion and the authority to make decisions.
In a perfect world your project organiser would have a grasp of the fundamentals of an office refurbishment and would understand budgeting and information technology, particularly where major changes are planned.
However, if you are refurbishing a large office, it may be wise to also appoint an external professional Project Manager. Many bring with them years of office refurbishment experience and should understand how to support your management team and chosen refurbishment partner.
An experienced office refurbishment Project Manager should also anticipate and prevent problems before they arise and make sure the project does not impact greatly on the daily routine of busy managers and staff.
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