Interested in Renovating But Concerned about Disruptions?
You can improve your business in a number of ways by choosing to renovate. For example, you can make your business more pleasing to the senses, which can make your employees happier while also making it easier for you to sell your products and services to your customers. Likewise, you can add new capabilities to your business, thus making it capable of accommodating more customers than otherwise possible. However, renovations can be disruptive, which is a huge problem because disruptions to your revenue-earning operations can mean serious losses. Fortunately, if you are willing to put in the proper preparations, there are some things that you can do to keep your facility running in a smooth and uninterrupted manner.
How Can You Keep Your Facility Running During Renovations?
For starters, you should evaluate your facility to see if you can move the assets that you need for your revenue-earning operations somewhere else for the duration of the renovation process. If you can, you can seal off the space that is being renovated while you continue to run your operations, meaning that your contractors will be able to do their jobs unhindered. Often-times, this is a good outcome because it means that both your operations and your renovations will be able to proceed with less disturbance than otherwise possible.
In contrast, if you can’t move your assets somewhere else, you are going to need to come up with an alternative. One excellent example would be asking your contractors to work during the evenings as well as on the weekends, which is a choice that has both upsides and downsides. On the one hand, this should make for the most efficient progress because there will be no interruptions whatsoever. On the other hand, this will be much more expensive because contractors tend to need incentive to work in the evenings as well as on the weekends. Summed up, there is a trade-off, though one that will prove to be worthwhile for a lot of businesses out there.
Speaking of which, if you want to keep your facility running with minimal disruption, you should make sure to choose a contractor that has both the expertise and the experience needed to do so. Simply put, some contractors have worked on similar projects for similar clients, meaning that they have a better idea than most of their counterparts about how to minimize disruption to a business’s operations without letting it impact their performance too much. However, it is easy to make a claim about having such capabilities but less so to back them up. As a result, you will want to ask your contractor various questions to confirm their capabilities, with examples ranging from asking them about whether they can meet your scheduling needs to asking them to provide proof that they have worked on similar projects in the past.
Not sure who you can trust with your renovations? Please contact us to learn more about BRAVO! as well as how our capabilities can be put to excellent use in improving your facility while disrupting your operations as little as possible.