The way a workplace and its processes are designed have a fundamental impact on how a business performs.
Physically relocating your office can seem unappealing; especially to companies with a historic relationship to their building or to those inexperienced with the office fit-out process.
The cost of upgrading your working environment is likely to be one of your company’s biggest capital expenditures. They it is imperative to get it right. First Time!
Talk to your staff and key decision makers:
Staff are often very concerned when they initially hear about any change within their company, especially if it involves changing the way they work. Therefore, it is best for senior management to put their minds at rest by informing them of exactly what is going on as early in the process as possible.
Choose an internal project manager as early as possibleto coordinate the project internally and to also provide a bridge between your office refurbishment partner and your senior management team.
Select a reputable office refurbishment partner who has:
The right technical skill & knowledge
Impeccable Health & Safety record
An in-house, turnkey approach
An unparalleled attention to both design and technical detail
The capability to deliver a project on-time and on-budget with no snagging issues
Ask your refurbishment partner to investigate New Ways of Working:
This may involve:
Reduce the amount of paper used and stored in the office
Consider subletting any surplus space in your building
Maximising the use of ‘green’ materials to make your office more sustainable
Asking for a detailed storage audit
Investigating new technology such as cloud computing
Looking at working adjacencies
Consider all your office furniture requirements
Take this opportunity to improve your working environment for the better:
Create breakout areas
Optimise your meeting space
Increase communications between team members
Reduce clutter and wasted space
The success of your office refurbishment lies in planning ahead and establishing a clear brief with your fit-out partner
Remember!: A properly organised office refurbishment can be the perfect opportunity to dramatically increase your operational productivity, reduce property costs, enhance your corporate image, increase your Client base and keep staff turnover low.
Maris Interiors offer free guidebooks, seminars and a savings calculator to help you with your office refurbishment.
Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace consultancy, workplace optimisation, office design, office refurbishment, office fit-out and office relocation. Maris design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. The Maris team of experts has extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good office design and fit-out can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
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