One of the most important parts of planning an office refit or refurbishment is making sure it makes minimum impact on the daily functioning of the business. Disruption needs to be measured meticulously to make sure that the office refurbishment isn’t causing adverse effects on your businesses ability to work.
There will be some level of disruption in every office refurb and whilst you can’t stop this, you can control it to some level, we are sharing some of the ways you can minimise disruption during an office refurbishment in the workplace.
KEEP THE REFURBISHMENT SIMPLE
One of the best ways to minimise the disruption in your office is by keeping the refurb as simple as possible and this can be done in many ways. Keeping it simple can be very easily achieved when you plan your refurb to perfection, making sure you keep on top of particular development dates and timescales on completion for each area that needs refurbishing.
Also making installation easier by choosing furniture and fixtures that are easy to put together and not time consuming can be really effective for keeping it simple and making sure you minimise disruption.
ONE AREA AT A TIME…
Instead of trying to do a bit here and a bit there, choose one particular area of your refurb and align all projects in that area to happen in the same time frame and so on across the whole office until completion. This will allow you to close off certain sections of your office for a period of time, minimising disruption and helping you to visualise what has already been done.
WHAT CAN BE DONE OUTSIDE OF OFFICE HOURS?
When you’re planning your office refurbishment it’s important to find what parts of the development can be achieved outside of working hours, you will find this is one of the easiest ways to minimise disruption amongst employees and the workplace atmosphere. There will be many ways you can move certain parts of your project out of office hours, and finding as many of those areas will greatly minimise disruption.
CLARIFY A TIMELINE AND STICK TO IT
Making sure you clarify a strict timeline and completion date on the development of your office refurbishment is essential for minimising office disruption. Timing really is everything and making sure no part of the project isn’t accounted for when it comes to time spent on it can help your development run as smoothly as possible.
At Paradigm Office Interiors, we assign a dedicated project manager to every office refurbishment/fitout we undertake who is the point of contact for the client and who will design the project and works around the needs of the client’s business to insure minimal operation disruption is caused. To find out more about our services, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01675 437 547.