Surviving a major office renovation is a trial for you, the building owner or manager, and also the office staff. You may choose to close your business down during the renovations, or stay open and work around the builders schedule and projects. There are some easy steps you can take that will minimize the stress for you and your staff during this transitional time, we hope these make your project more enjoyable and stress-free.
Step 1: Be a Project Manager
If you are having major office renovations than you should be working with your contractor to set dates, times, and goals. These are all things that you’ll want to know to help plan for the future, and to make the process stress-free. By setting good calendars into place and sticking to a schedule, you and your staff will not be stuck wondering what projects will take place when, and how long it will be until life will return to the way it once was. Make sure you’re sharing information with staff, clients, and customers so that they know when to expect projects to be complete.
Step 2: Reduce the Mess
One of the most frustrating things during an office renovation is the dust and mess. Drywall and flooring can create quite a mess around a normally spic and span office. Not to mention that dust makes working conditions difficult. If you are working during construction it may be wise to work around your commercial construction provider so that employees are not exposed to too much dust. Also make sure you are in the know on what kind of mess will be created and whose responsibility it is to clean it. Additional janitorial services may be required, and that could be your responsibility, not the contractors.
Step 3: Remain Positive
Be sure to encourage your employees to remain positive during the renovations. Remind them what the goals are, and what the finished project will bring. A modernized office with up to date fixtures and facilities make for better work life and happier employees, just make sure they know during renovations that there are good things on the horizon.
At Northstar Commercial Construction remodeling and repairing commercial spaces is our passion. We have experience in office renovations of all sizes and complexity. Whether you’re looking to expand your office, modernize it and bring it up to date, or make repairs to your existing facility, we have you covered. Schedule a complimentary consultation and let us walk you through transforming your office space into something special.