Five Tips for Change Management During Your Office Refurbishment

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An office refurbishment is a large operation and needs to be dealt with properly, so that your business runs as smoothly as possible.

Change can have a big impact on your employees, and plenty of benefits if it’s done right. If you don’t handle it properly however, your workers can become disillusioned.

This is why it’s so important to manage change for your people as they experience a refurbishment and new workplace for the first time.

At Niche Projects, we can guide you through the process and ensure that your business and your people are as comfortable as possible.

Thorough Planning

Planning for your office refurbishment should begin as soon as you decide to go ahead with your fit-out project.

At Niche Projects, we work with your business from the very beginning of your project to ensure that everything is planned as in-depth as possible.

A lack of planning can result in all sorts of problems. On the other hand, thorough planning will ensure that everything is covered.

Collaborative Ideas

Collaboration is important on every office fit-out or refurbishment project.

It’s important that you include your employees in the design process, even if it’s simply as a gesture. But don’t underestimate their ideas and input.

It’s your workers who will be utilising your workplace every single day, so it’s them who know what’s working and what isn’t.

Holding meetings about the refurbishment to garner ideas and input from your employees is always an excellent idea.

Communication is Critical

It’s critical that you communicate with your workers at every step of the way.

They’ll want to feel included in the process, updated on each new step. If your staff don’t feel included, they probably won’t be happy.

Moreover, employees who feel as though they are included in the process will be much more productive in the workplace.

Establish Change Teams

Change teams can help to form a bridge between management and staff.

These teams can be formed from employees from all corners of your business. In fact, balance is actually better.

They’ll be able to pass on communications from management, ensure that everything is running smoothly and educate staff on aspects of your office fit-out.

Stay Connected After the Fit-Out

It’s important that you remain in touch with your employees after the fit-out has been completed.

This will help you iron out any kinks in the finished result, as well as ensure that workers are satisfied with the outcome.

In the end, that’s a better result for your business.

To discuss your Sydney office refurbishment, get in touch with Niche Projects here.