Wednesday, September 23, 2015
How To Assemble The Ultimate Office Makeover Team
1.) Project Leader
If you're the individual tasked with the makeover project, this is the role for you! It's the project leaders job to assemble the rest of the team and oversee all aspects of the operation. The project leader helps to avoid conflict between other members of the team, keeps a close eye on the budget, and ensures that everyone stays on task to accomplish the common goal. As the project leader, you'll likely be asked for input and help on all other aspects of the operation. Be ready to lend a helping hand at all times to ensure your project runs smoothly from start to finish.
2.) Space Planner
The second member of your team is the space planner. This role should be delegated to a trustworthy and detail oriented individual. The space planner will need to obtain the perimeter dimensions of your interior. They'll want to take note of where entry ways, power outlets, windows, and load bearing members are located. The space planner will then plot out the dimensions of your interior on paper. Let them test their hand at the design process by sketching out a few layout ideas. The team leader should collaborate with the space planner to determine an office furniture configuration that will work best for the business needs. If you're having trouble coming up with an effective configuration, provide your dimensions to a professional design service. They will be happy to assist you.
3.) Inspiration Hunter
Don't rush out and shop for a new desk configuration and seating on a whim. Get a little inspiration for your project first! The inspiration hunter role should go to a fun and energetic member of your workplace. Let this individual venture out of the office to visit showrooms and surrounding businesses. They'll need to take pics and file them in a project folder. To take the inspiration hunt a step further, instruct this team member to visit social sharing sites like Pinterest. They'll find lots of awesome makeover ideas that can be applied to your project.
4.) Bargain Shopper
The bargain shopper role should be saved for a frugal, coupon clipping, patient individual! As maximizing your budget will be essential, this role should not be taken lightly. The bargain shopper must be willing to search long and hard for value. Free shipping specials, coupons, bulk discount pricing, and closeouts should be highly sought after by essential team member. The bargain shopper should also take into account important factors like product lead times that may affect the makeover deadline. Not all furniture and office seating ships on the same timeline! In addition, the bargain shopper should contact various furniture dealers directly to obtain at least 3 quotations for the project. Doing this will help you get a feel for the various providers and determine which is the best fit for your business.
5.) Logistics Manager
Once your furniture has been purchased, you'll need a logistics manager to handle the shipping and tracking of your products. This individual should contact your furniture provider approximately 2 business days after items have been purchased. If you need to schedule a specific delivery window, now is the time to do it! The logistics manager should request tracking as soon as possible. This way you'll know when furniture is scheduled to arrive. With this date handy, the project leader and logistics manager can bring the whole team together to prep the space being remodeled. When furniture arrives your whole team should be ready to help with off load, assembly, and installation. Upon project completion, take some pictures of your space and team to show your group success!