At this time of year, many businesses take the opportunity to evaluate their business needs for the coming New Year and this can often include an office move or refurbishment. Even small changes to an office can involve huge amounts of disruption and at Ultimate Office Solutions we’re specialists in office fit outs and refurbishments and recommend that any improvements should begin with thorough planning.
An office refurbishment can mean simple changes such installing a partition to divide a room, right through to a complete office fit out and refurbishment. A complete office refurbishment is likely to involve alterations to most fixtures and fittings, including lighting, electrics, fire and security alarms, flooring, kitchens and toilets, along with furniture, window fittings and reception counters.
Bearing in mind the huge amounts of disruption that come hand in hand with even the simplest of refurbishment projects, timing is crucial. For example, will a large fit out or refurbishment project mean that your staff will have to temporarily work elsewhere and if so, where will they work?
Your staff are the people who are going to use your newly-refurbished offices and their views are important
Don’t forget to get everyone involved in the design and planning process! Your staff are the people who are going to use your newly-refurbished offices and their views are important, plus they may also have some great ideas or suggestions on how their office environment could be improved. User-friendly office environments are crucial to the success of any business and can make a huge difference to staff morale and productivity.
It’s worth bearing in mind that even a few simple changes can bring benefits; dividing up a large room with partitions to improve privacy, investing in ergonomic office furniture or adding new lighting can all help create an inspiring office environment you and your staff will love working in!
At Ultimate Office Solutions we offer a wide range of consultancy, space planning, office fit out and refurbishment services, all designed to help make projects of any scale run smoothly. Why not get in touch with our team for further information on how we could help transform your office environments so that your business is ready for a fresh, productive start in 2014?
Posted November 27, 2013