Building or renovating is a matter of ROI – Putting Together the Right Team
Can you imagine working in an environment where you feel productive, energized, and creative? Is it possible to wake up every morning looking forward to going to work because you truly feel at your best, enjoy working with your coworkers, look forward to meeting your patients or clients, and feel a general sense of well-being simply by using the space? Can you believe that patients may look forward to having a root canal in your office, that clients truly trust your recommendations, and that your action plans appear to move more smoothly? And can you believe this could occur following a construction or renovation project? Look into the Best info about Commercial glazing refurbishment.
The need to renovate an office environment to refurbish, add more space, or move and build is stressful. The plethora of decisions required to see the project through to completion is daunting. How business owners handle this process will determine whether the office feels renovated or devastated. Assigning a successful project to the most qualified people is the best way to ensure it. This will result in not only financial but also emotional savings. Looking at the four most important steps in a construction project and the intended outcome at each level, we can identify the best individuals or groups to assist the business owner in making an informed decision. It is a matter of return on investment.
Step 1: Prepare
The source of the problem could be a lack of space, outdated décor, staffing issues, or legal compliance. On the other hand, it could simply be a gut feeling from the CEO, doctor, or staff. All of these reasons are important because they all reflect a need. The readiness factor of the business determines how this need is met.
Readiness is founded on a clear business vision and a well-articulated growth strategy. The problem and desired outcome are articulated by the business owner, who then engages and directs the appropriate staff to move the project forward.
Step 2: Take ownership
Ownership of the project fosters trust and cooperation, and it is a critical step in the project’s overall success. It is essential to recognize the need and reward staff members who raised concerns by inviting staff representatives to participate in decision-making processes. If the business owner initiates the need, the entire staff must be engaged by sharing the owner’s level of readiness and selecting a staff representative to participate in the renovation team. This is a component of step three, the human investment factor.
Step 3: Financial and Human Investments
All space design projects must be viewed as investments, and as previously stated, they must be planned with clear and realistic growth objectives.
The accountant/financial consultant provides financial investment parameters. Attempts to renovate a space without a clear financial picture are perilous. Knowing your financial constraints is essential if the need for renovation is driven by legal requirements or a lack of space. Nobody can invest unless they know how long it takes to pay it off and start collecting dividends. A financial advisor should be on the team.
Depending on the project’s scope, the business owner may consider managing it in-house or hiring professionals. For example, if a doctor, CEO, and staff do not clearly understand what their target market wants, how to retain and attract the right employees, and what constitutes an optimal office environment to support those needs, they should seek professional assistance. Because these factors affect human investment, the initial team must be able to answer these questions effectively.
Managing the project with existing personnel, such as the doctor, chief officer, or office manager, may result in cost savings. Hiring professionals may mean having access to new ideas but also paying more money. However, just as a dentist is uniquely qualified to recommend whether a patient requires a root canal, tooth extraction, or implant, qualified experts ensure that financial and human factors are addressed effectively and efficiently. The cost of failing to hire qualified personnel rises even before the project starts.
Because they are not disbursed as tangible expenses, the in-house design renovation route does not accurately reflect the actual costs. A hygienist-turned-untrained marketing researcher does not have a dollar sign assigned to him. A CEO-turned-part-time interior designer found no value in creating a floor plan. However, if these expenses are quantified, the return on investment (ROI) may be higher than anticipated, not only in financial terms but also in human terms.
Step 4: Putting Together the Right Team
A marketing consultant will help you understand your target market’s needs and desires, assess the value of existing marketing tools, and recommend high-powered alternatives.
A specialized interior designer will consider the best options given the existing layout, review conditions, and recommend an action plan, which may include bringing in team members such as architects, engineers, real estate agents, and particular equipment specialists to arrive at the best solution, which will then be presented to contractors for bids. The right person is a valuable team member who gathers all the information collected in the preceding steps and assists the team in successfully creating an optimal office environment. A wise business owner will assemble a group that includes a marketing consultant and a specialized interior designer.
Putting together the right team will result in a high ROI. The project’s initial quality “seeds” are the doctor or CEO and the designated staff representative, who are provided with accurate financial information. Experts in marketing and design nourish the original seeds so that the “plant” grows healthy and beautiful. It is critical to trust the recommendations of the right people once they are in place. Their choices are influenced by their area of expertise.
There is no longer any need to demonstrate that the living and working environment significantly impacts physical and mental health. It has also become clear that the American worker is stressed, works long hours, and must balance work with non-work related activities that are physically, mentally, and spiritually nourishing. An environment that supports its users’ specific energies can significantly contribute to this process. In both financial and human terms, the right team will provide a high Return on Investment.
Lidia Scher is a gifted designer of healing tools. In addition, she is an award-winning interior designer, a reputable Feng Shui consultant, and a talented visual artist who teaches meditation and spirituality.