A complete refit or fitout of your workspace may seem like a daunting task but with the right fitout partner, planning, management and support it needn’t cause any upheaval. We’ve put together a few steps to break down and simplify the preparation process.
- Define why the office needs to be redesigned and reconfigured
This is a great opportunity to enlist the help of the people who make up your business and find out what improvements they would like to see to their workspace. A company-wide, anonymous survey is a simple yet effective way to ascertain the opinions of employees and hone in on the main issues that need addressing with a refit.
- Speak to office design and fit-out companies
The sooner you get in touch with design and fit-out specialists, the sooner you will be informed to make the right decisions for your organisation. By joining forces with a reputable company, you will gain far more than just the practical aspects of design and installation; the right partner will offer expert insight into your industry and the future of work, guiding you to a more effective environment for your particular business.
At Bushells Building and Maintenance we also offer a complete service that’s designed to make the process smoother. We always provide high-spec, tailor-made design proposal for your business – you can find out more about this here.
3. Agree on a budget for the project
Setting a financial limit for your fit-out project needs to be done as early in the process as possible in order to manage expectations. Your appointed design and fit-out company can help you establish a more accurate budget based on your project requirements.
4. Keep the conversation going
Once you’ve taken the suggestions and advice of your fit-out partner on board, your appointed project team can discuss which solutions are likely to work best for your requirements and ask any necessary questions. Keeping communication channels open — both internally and with your office design company — is vital to a successful fit-out project.
5. Work closely with your appointed fit-out partner to finalise the right design
Your appointed fit out company will be on hand to advise you at every stage of the process.
At Bushells Building and Maintenance we pride ourselves on the strong, open relationships we build with our clients; We offer high quality results and remaining committed to agreed timescales so that your project progresses as scheduled.
6. Select the right furniture for the new environment
Far from simply blending in with the workspace, furniture plays a key role in creating a responsive, flexible and comfortable working environment. The right furniture has the ability to:
- provide safe physical support for your staff
- adapt to different working patterns and needs
- meet storage needs
- encourage collaboration
- reinforce your brand
7. Keep staff informed of the plans
Approaching your office transformation with transparency, honesty and openness when it comes to communicating with staff is crucial. By appointing a suitable project team at the start of the process you have laid the foundations, but it’s important to keep all employees updated and engaged as the journey progresses, answering any questions they may rightfully have
If your looking at planning an office fitout, contact Terry today to discuss how we can partner with you on your next project.
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