Your head office is an extension of your brand identity. A sleek, updated office tells the world that you are thriving and can handle their business. However, many of us are so busy running our business, we don’t think about the importance of updating our offices to stay competitive. If you’re wondering if it’s time for an office renovation, there are 4 very obvious signs that you need an update:
1. You Feel Like You’re In A Time Capsule
Look around your office, what is the decor like? Do you have to run extension cords to your cubicles to plug in your computers? Do you have mustard yellow appliances in your breakroom? Do you have a file room but no place to house your servers? Do you feel like you are living in the 1970s or 1980s everytime you go into your office? If you’re working in a time capsule, it’s time for an update to accommodate modern office life.
2. Is There A Lot Of Wear And Tear?
While you’re looking around, check for signs of wear and tear. Don’t just look at your furniture, but look at the actual building? Are your carpets worn down and your tiles cracked or loose? Does your ceilings have spots from water leaks? Do you have a strong draft coming off your windows? If your office is run down, it’s definitely time for a renovation. In this case, it won’t just help you present a great appearance, but will help you save on the cost of utilities because you’ll replace dated fixtures.
3. Are You Running Out Of Space?
Has your growth outmatched your physical location? Are you having to put new employee offices in old conference rooms? Do you have your desks so cramped that your walkways are no longer ADA-compliant? Do you have employees sharing desks, offices, or cubicles? Tight working spaces seriously interfere with productivity and can lead to a decrease in your employee retention. If you are running out of space, you need to renovate.
4. Are You Proud To Bring New Clients To Your Office?
When you think about hosting your biggest client, would you be excited to show off your offices or slightly embarrassed? Do you often schedule important meetings off-site to avoid customers being discouraged when they see your office? If you don’t feel confident bringing your customers on site, that’s a big sign that it’s time to upgrade your space.
At Global Construction, we understand how important your office is for your brand. We also understand the concerns that come with a remodel like workflow disruption and budgetary concerns. However, with our experience and expertise, we can conduct a remodel that is minimally disruptive and meets your budget needs. If you’re ready to upgrade your office, we can help! We’ll walk you through the process and help you find a look that functions for your unique business. Call us today to get started on your office renovation!