Questions to Ask When Renovating, Relocating or Building

Renovating, relocating or building; all three of these things are a huge deal to the organizations going through them. We understand that there is a lot to consider and that this is not a decision taken lightly. We understand because ISCG has been helping organizations renovate, relocate and build for over 40 years. As evident by this post’s title, there are topics and questions that should always be contemplated when making workplace changes.

People. They are the heart of your business; they are what makes your business tick and run smoothly every day. Addressing their physical, cognitive and emotional needs are necessary for a successful change leading your employees to feel engaged and motivated. In fact, happy employees are more productive by 30%, and have a 37% higher sales rate with 3x the creative capacity. This means that the happier, more engaged your employees are; the more likely they are to innovate and help grow your business.

Questions You Should Be Asking:

  • How is your organization addressing generational differences in the workforce?

  • What is your organization doing to minimize work-related injuries and employee complaints about aches and pains?

Organization. Technology is changing the way people work; and fast. Organizations are needing to change their preferences at an organizational, departmental, and work group level to keep up with what job seekers want. Considering that 51% of employees say they are actively looking for a new job or watching for openings; organizations are needing to get creative with how they retain top talent.

Questions You Should Be Asking:

  • Are there spaces to support spontaneous interactions and spaces for focus work?

  • How well does your organization adapt for changing technologies?

Culture. Culture is defined as the collection of beliefs, attitudes and behaviors that are unique to every organization. Your culture helps drive a strong customer experience and should align with your brand. Companies with strong positive cultures attract the best talent, have 22% higher profitability and have 60% less turnover. A great culture doesn’t just happen; it’s nurtured, grown and supported so don’t let yours get lost in the shuffle or neglected.

Questions You Should Be Asking:

  • Do your leaders model and support behaviors and programs aligned with the desired culture?

  • What type of spaces are most used or most successful within the building?

This is only scratching the surface when it comes to renovating, relocating or building. If you’d like more information (including more questions you should be asking); we’ve compiled a comprehensive Resource Guide focusing on what we call ‘The Four Ps – Programming, Process, People and Products’. Complete the form below to get your FREE, no obligation copy!

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