27/03/23< Back to news index
Your answer will depend on the present and foreseeable needs of your business, and whether your premises could be refurbished to fulfil them.
Moving your office is troublesome and costly, not to mention unsettling to employees and disruptive to your operations and it should be your last resort. If it's possible to refurbish your current premises and improve your office environment, this is a less disruptive option. The first thing is to do a thorough appraisal, consulting with everyone involved.
Prioritising the most significant changes needed will help keep your budget under control too, so careful financial planning early on is essential. Your goal should be a workplace that inspires and motivates employees and impresses clients. Then everyone wins, especially your company.
Whether you relocate or refurbish, it pays to check out the professional experts available and find the one best suited to your needs. Ask others who have made changes similar to the ones you plan and visit places where you can see their new office environment. People are always happy to show you work well done.
Companies like us who specialise in design and building offer the best professional help. It is invaluable to spend some time showing the designer your company's culture and the image you like your brand to have, to give them a clear idea of what would suit you.
Reorganising workspaces for optimum efficiency should include updating to furniture which can be adapted to fit the needs of each project. Good quality office design will help reduce the number of working days lost due to work-related musculo-skeletal problems. Ergonomically-designed office furniture will soon pay for itself, and your staff will feel appreciated as well as comfortable.
It pays to have frequent discussions with your employees; they know their needs for different tasks. It's worth also investigating their views on suitable ways to optimise working space and make it more inspiring. Worker participation leads to appreciation of the result, though discussing too many smaller details will slow the project down.
Moving office, or improving the office you have, is hard work. But it will be worth it when you have highly-motivated staff working in an environment which inspires them to be inventive and productive. Your customers will appreciate the difference and it will show in many different ways.
Get in touch and let us help you on your journey to a new office.