According to a popular cliché, a messy office is a functional office. It may have been a bit true back then, but in today’s world where almost everything has gone paperless, and clutter should be contained within the confines of your staff’s laptops, it should not be applicable anymore. However, this doesn’t mean that you no longer need to renovate your office space.
Office renovation is something that should be done every few years. This isn’t all about keeping up with current style trends, but because over time, your office also incurs new needs to accomplish tasks and functions. At the same time, your office is subject to wear and tear.
But when is it time to perform an office renovation? Here are some situations to look at:
- Your central utilities are no longer working well.
Do your lights keep flickering constantly? Is your AC no longer giving the right amount of cooling? Are their cracks in your ceiling? Has the paint on your walls started to peel off? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, then it is time to renovate your office space.
The issues mentioned are tell-tale signs that your office is falling apart. While repairs may do the trick, they are not made to last for a long time. Hence, it would be better for you to have your office renovated as soon as you can. By doing so, you can address much deeper problems that are causing your utilities to malfunction.
- Your team is expanding.
When you start hiring more people, this means that your business is doing well. At the same time, however, you will realize that the more employees you have, the more office space you need as well.
While you don’t always have the luxury to move to a more prominent place, you can renovate your current office to make room for more staff. You may have to do an overhaul not only to create new work areas for your additional personnel but also to create an environment that is more conducive for collaborative work. This includes change of colour schemes, lighting sources, and as well as adding equipment and network connections for your staff to use.
- You are doing a rebrand.
Your office represents the behind-the-scenes story of your brand and business. Make sure that your office represents your values as a brand and a company.
But what if your office environment doesn’t keep up with the sign of the times?
When you start to feel like your office space no longer represents the culture and values of your company, then it’s time to have it renovated. Change the light sources to improve illumination, and use new colour schemes that allow you and your staff to be more enthusiastic and productive. Have all areas of your office checked for repairs too, so as you won’t be bothered by unnecessary damages and required fixes later on.
So, do you think it’s time to have your office renovated?