Office renovations and refurbishments can very quickly give old workspaces a brand new lease of life. The benefits are numerous, improving the image of your business to all those visiting your premises and at the same time increasing office morale, allowing your workforce a chance to see you as a thriving, evolving company and not one that is old, tired and stuck in the past.
There are physical benefits too and not only will renovating and refurbishing an office allow you to make it more appealing and allow you to make better use of your space, but it may also help you to improve the health of your workforce at the same time. From the use of better materials through to the thorough clean that offices will receive when renovations take place, there are many ways in which health can be increased when giving your premises an overhaul. However, one of the most appealing may actually be the fact refurbing your office will give you a chance to buy furniture that is ergonomic and in turn both more comfortable and less likely to cause injuries over time.
The benefits of an office renovation are therefore quite plain to see. However, what is less patent is when the best time to undergo such a corporate transformation will be.
The Right Time
The right time may well vary from company to company, and may well be affected by everything from cash flow to the importance of aesthetics and image in a given industry. That being said, it is important to regularly review your office set up to ensure it is doing all it can for you.
Take the time to work out if you are utilising your space in the most effective way and to inspect your furniture for issues. It may also help to ask staff if they are comfortable and whether or not they feel the space they are working in is conducive to focussed, quality work. You may also notice that space becomes a problem as your business grows or as your processes change, and ensuring you subjectively view the practicality of a space as your business evolves will also be important.
Next ask yourself if your premises say what you want them to say. Do they show you as a successful, thriving and modern business or one that is just happy to still have its doors open? If the latter is the case, the investment made into a renovation could pay for itself many times over in increased business as your style and reputation begin to precede you.
As well as when to make changes based on your business needs, it may also be wise to consider the time of year that is best to make such changes. In this case, summer will often be the perfect option for companies to look at renovations, not only due to the fact that longer days and better weather will make the process easier and more enjoyable, but also due to the fact that the brighter weather is likely to galvanise one into action too.
It may be that your office is perfect for your needs right now, but even if this is the case be sure to regularly review your needs and how your space is managing (or failing) to satisfy them. Doing so will allow you to make the right changes when they are needed, rather than months or years down the line when a great deal of damage has already been done.
If in doubt, or when you think it is time to make a change, get in touch, and we will be happy to discuss your needs and how best to satisfy them to ensure you have the right office furniture for your business at the right time.