It’s the part of any paint job great or small, office or public area, that people dread: the sign that pauses all activity. WET PAINT. The instruction is clear – do not use, suspend work, freeze everything!
We want to destroy wet paint signs for office redecoration projects. They have no place in our work ethos. How can we achieve this, though?
Well, it’s all in the scheduling.
We don’t start a job without a plan. Undertaking a full assessment of your business’ work patterns, deadlines and needs makes us perfectly placed to work out our schedule. Using our experience, we can make suggestions about how best to achieve your desired decoration goal. Our assessment will take into account your flow of activity, so if your staff need to temporarily work from a different area, access to utilities will be undisturbed.
For large office spaces or extensive redecoration projects, it can be wise to break down the workspace into defined sections. We can, therefore, move through space like a wave of colour and sheen, decorating each section separately without compromising the overall appearance. If this feels like it could be a logistical nightmare, we can help to plan this with you using our experience to divide areas in a practical way.
To respect the continuity of business flow, it is sometimes prudent to relocate front doors or reception areas. This may seem like a hassle, but it is one that we are willing to put the time into achieving. Ensuring that we screen off any messy or exposed areas will preserve your brand image and prevent any visual damage to your business’ perception.
This is the big one. There are 24 hours in a day and the office is not occupied for all of them. So the best way to achieve a finished redecoration in the least time with the least impact is to undertake decorative work outside of your business hours. We’re talking evenings and weekends. It’s not just a selfless desire to make our clients’ lives easier that drives us to work in this way. It is actually easier and quicker for us to decorate without people around. As our consideration extends to the time that we are not present, we ensure that the space is left in a usable state without mess or clutter.
There are two streams of communication which should be undertaken in an office redecoration project. There is the dialogue between your business and your decorator, and the dialogue within your organisation itself. We make sure that you are kept up to speed on the progress of a decoration project at all times. This means that any challenges that arise can be managed without crisis.
A common obstacle for businesses during a redecoration is the dissatisfaction of staff who become frustrated with the process. While it is possible to minimise impact, it is not always possible to reduce this to absolute zero. This is where business-wide communication comes in. To prevent frustration brewing, it is key to disseminate information about the process throughout your organisation. You could consider appointing a member of staff as a decorative liaison for the rest of the business.
How about consulting your staff prior to decoration? This should not be a hollow process; if you take into account the feedback that you receive you may, in fact, arrive at some really positive ideas for your redecoration. As experienced office decorators, we know what works in different environments, so we can help to assess feedback to isolate the most workable aspects.
Offices need decorating – and more often than you would expect. Whether it is down to branding, upkeep or staff wellbeing, a freshly decorated working space will have a very real impact on the productivity of your workers in the long term. Our expertise lies is in preventing any lull in your efficiency during the process itself.