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When running a business, there is no shortlist of things to get done. You’re either falling behind your competition or moving ahead, and there is no such thing as “maintenance mode.” This means you’re constantly looking for ways to improve your customer journey, customer service, and employee satisfaction, all under one roof. So, if an upcoming office renovation has you a little stressed, iSpace Office Interiors wants to help! Our free space planning and project management will allow you to keep focused on other aspects of your business while we take care of the renovations. Additionally, we’re offering up some of our favorite tips to help you see this project through until the end!
Tip No. 1: Have a Renovation Strategy in Place
Creating a comprehensive renovation plan and strategy is part of what you’ll get when working with iSpace Office. However, it doesn’t hurt to have one developed ahead of a meeting with us. This will give us more insight into your company goals, budget, the materials you might like to incorporate, and the timeframe you’d like to work within. On your end, a renovation plan can help you stay focused and limit any confusion on where employees will be working and how the business will continue to flow during the renovation process.
Tip No. 2: Communicate
During this process, internal and external communication will be critical. Not only will you need to have clear and concise instructions for your staff, but you’ll also want to clearly convey to your customers what is happening. Setting their expectations beforehand can help mitigate any hiccups and leave customers and employees feeling assured that business will continue as usual. You’ll also want to plan on communicating with your iSpace Office team to ensure that your entire project moves along smoothly and you don’t run into any issues with budget, contractors, or expected deliveries.
Tip No. 3: Contain the Dust
This tip is going to be difficult! With any renovation project, there is a certain amount of dust and debris that should be expected. There’s simply no way to avoid it, which is why we often suggest working on a renovation in stages. If you’re already occupying the space, renovating in blocks will help limit the amount of dust in the air. If you’re remodeling a new area before moving into it, this may not impact your employees as much. As professionals in the field, we can even help you clean up once the project is complete, ensuring you aren’t left with piles of dust on your new office furniture.
Tip No. 4: Don’t Rush
Remodeling projects have many moving parts, which means you can have timeline goals. However, we suggest you don’t rush and remain flexible. While all of your contractors and interior designers will do their best to stay on schedule, some hiccups are to be expected. While this may not be ideal for you, incorporating some extra time into your renovation strategy can help mitigate the problems that come up with any renovation.
Tip No. 5: Employ the Hybrid Work Model
If you have teams of employees that can work from home, you might consider the hybrid work model throughout your renovation. Not only will this limit staff in the office, but it will also help alleviate any employee health risks associated with the dust and dirt that comes from remodeling an office. If your entire company can work from home or do most of the work away from the office, this gives the renovation team plenty of time to work and move more quickly. You won’t have to worry about security issues, nor will you have to contend with navigating a construction zone during the workday. Plus, it could be a lot more fun to do a final reveal once the project is complete!
We’ll Get You Through Your Renovation
The iSpace Office Interiors renovation and interior design team is a network of local partners. Additionally, we work alongside you and our contractors to ensure you receive the best in textiles, paint colors, and furniture options. Finally, we take care of everything from planning to delivering and installing your new office furniture. So, if you’re ready not just to survive but thrive during your office renovation, give us a call today at (317) 694-7197.