Renovating an existing office space or acquiring a new office can be quite the task for busy corporations. Between creating a Pinterest board of your favourite office pins and calling the best people for the job (hint: that’s us!) there are a few things you can do to ensure a smooth office fit out process.
Get ahead early
Careful planning and working through a step by step process is crucial to the success of your corporate fit out. A new office fit out is a major project and like any new venture, the best way to begin is to start early to avoid unnecessary anxiety or undue pressure. We rcommend contacting a professional at least 8 weeks before you plan to move, in order to iron out any creases and make it a fun experience for all involved.
Determine your office space needs
The first thing you want to do is to identify the problem. Is your office space too cramped? Does the furniture really make optimum use of the space? Or perhaps you are moving into a new office space and would like to make it your own. Whatever the reason, the solution available to you will depend on what your needs are.
Conduct a survey
The people who are going to actually use the office space can add valuable information during the planning process. Asking your staff’s opinion will aid in their transition to a new workspace and facilitate good relationships once you have moved into your new office.
A few questions to ask your employees:
- Do you dislike anything about the current office layout or have any suggestions?
- Is there anything not being used in the office currently that you deem unnecessary?
- What would you like us to consider in a new office fit out and why?
Decide on a concept and draw up a budget
Now that you have sufficient information, the next step is to brainstorm. This is the fun part. Consider your companies needs and apply them to a rough idea or even a design. Together with all relevant stakeholders draw up a budget of how much you are willing to spend on the project to ascertain your needs.
With all these necessary stages in place and together with your chosen corporate interior specialist, you can ensure the entire office fit out process is an enjoyable one.