If you are a business owner you know just how important your main office is. It’s the flagship of your enterprise, the place where the big decisions are made, and your most important customers and partners come to meet with your top people to plan your next big ventures. As in most things, appearances matter. Take a good look at your space and ask yourself if it still impresses the way it did when it was constructed decades ago, or if it has begun to show the wear and tear of time. Is the furniture and equipment stylish and up to date, or does the place resemble a set for an 80’s TV drama? If the latter is the case, then you need to get with the times and give your space an upgrade, your future profits depend on it! In short, to onlookers like valued customers, your main office is a reflection of your business’s overall quality- if it’s old and shabby they are left to wonder if you can actually deliver the goods in today’s competitive marketplace.
A major overhaul of a critical space like your main office is no small undertaking, it’s going to take careful planning, coordination with everyone involved in the concern, and most importantly, money! The first person you should discuss the potential upgrade with is your company’s financial planning advisor. Their knowledge and experience is going to be crucial to making this project happen smoothly and within your budget. They will be sure to find ways to not only save you money but ensure that your plans today will benefit your future bottom line!
Let’s say that you are going to give the place a total overhaul because it really needs one. You will first need to relocate the staff and the business’s critical functions to a different space temporarily but don’t worry, everyone involved will understand that it’s well worth the inconvenience knowing that they will be returning to a bright, new space they can be proud of, that will help them do their best work, and always the goal, increase profits! Today we will focus on the space’s infrastructure problems that have slowly developed over years of use.
First up is the HVAC system. This critical component is often overlooked, but it provides the air everyone breathes and maintains a comfortable temperature throughout the seasons.
The water system is also critical, no more leaky faucets in the staff kitchen, and brand new fixtures in the public restrooms will be a welcome addition to all who enter!
Now the electrical system, no more dim flickering lights in the hallways! This is your chance to power up so you can run all the great new tech equipment you will be bringing in.
Don’t forget to consult with your local government regarding any permits and licenses your remodel may incur.
Once the dust has settled, you and your staff and customers can enjoy a fresh new start in their sparkly new upgraded main office!