How Long Does A New Office Project Take?
If you’re thinking about tackling a new office project, you may be wondering how long it will take. Maybe the fear of downtime keeps you from taking the plunge. Sometimes just the thought of an office overhaul is too intimidating to even consider seriously. If you feel overwhelmed by the idea of making changes to your office, we can help!
It takes a lot more advanced thought, but realistically the best time to start a new office project is from the get-go. If your company is moving into a new space, think about using that as an opportunity to start from scratch. The whole process will be more streamlined since you’re not working around existing equipment, furniture, and people. You’ll have a blank slate to design intentionally, with your workplace strategy in mind. If you spend the time upfront to get everything right, then you won’t have to revamp your space every few years. A new office plan can incorporate scenarios for future company and employee growth.
Even if you utilize an office move to make changes – you’ll still need to plan accordingly – and realistically. A well thought out office design project is not something that can be done in a couple of weeks. We recommend allowing 3 months for a small office project, and 6 months to a year for medium to large-sized companies. Larger companies (over 250 employees) may even need to plan in stages to avoid long periods of downtime. It simply takes time to assess your company’s needs and goals, and then to order appropriate furnishings and equipment. Many office products are made-to-order and have lead times that need to be considered. It’s important to understand that this is not a quick undertaking – but one worth doing for long term benefits.
Get Help From Professionals
Ordering new office chairs or lobby furniture may be something you can tackle on your own, but larger projects that affect the whole company require experienced professionals. There are so many moving parts involved in the planning and execution of an office overhaul, and unless you have an expert on hand in your company, you’ll probably need some guidance.
ROSI can take you through your next office project from start to finish. We offer services and support to help you build a workplace strategy – a road map to designing your ideal office. Everything from space planning and design, data cabling/networking, and furnishing your new office will be incorporated into your unique plan. We handle all the logistics of the install and manage the project for you. If needed, we offer liquidation services for your old equipment (you may even be able to get credit towards new furnishings!)
If you think that a new office project might be in your future, contact us today so we can generate a plan and make sure the timeline fits within your goals. Sooner is better than later – don’t wait until the lease is up before thinking about your next office space.