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The Difference Between Office Reconfiguration, Renovation, and Redesign

March 22, 2021 by CRS Corporate Relocation SystemsCorporate Moving

Now more than ever, it is critical to have the best facilities and office layout to promote workforce success. What’s more, the COVID-19 pandemic has called for greater health and safety protocols to protect working individuals. Businesses worldwide are considering how their current office layouts might fail to meet these new, stricter requirements and how they might change their NYC corporate workspaces without relocating.

Transforming office spaces to serve new workplace guidelines and employee necessities can take form in three ways: reconfiguration, renovation, and redesign. Let’s discover which system best fits your office.

When Reconfiguration Is Best for Your Office

Reconfiguration is changing the layout of your office. You might think of this as altering your existing office floor plan or remodeling your space to meet a specific purpose. Reconfiguring the office is generally the first option that employers choose because it allows them to get the most value out of their initial office investments.

Depending on the goals you have for your office transformation, reconfiguration can help you improve the workplace setting by:

  • Adding physical distance between workstations
  • Streamlining office processes
  • Boosting employee efficiency
  • Optimizing office space

When examining what changes need to be made to your existing office layout, analyze factors such as space, flexibility, comfort, connectivity, and healthfulness. Ask yourself if your employees are spaced well enough to work safely while also collaborating. Identify any nuance distractions and how you can adjust furniture or style to keep workers comfortable. Above all, office dynamics will shift over time, so make sure your workplace can rapidly adapt to these changing landscapes.

When Renovation Is Best for Your Office

When you need a refreshing new start but don’t want to leave your current space, you may be contemplating renovation. Renovation simply asks what can be added, reworked, restored, or fixed in your office. Businesses looking to fine-tune their office while keeping employees safe and accommodating a growing business should certainly weigh the benefits of an office renovation. Some of these benefits include:

  • Keeping up with trends
  • Creating more functional workspaces
  • Matching employee needs to improve productivity
  • Implementing new office systems

Your renovation may be minor or extensive, depending on the current state of your office. Today, many businesses are looking to update their air filtration systems, incorporate hygienic surfaces, and include next-generation communication tools for employees. However, renovation can also be painting the walls, stripping old flooring, or replacing old office furniture.

When Redesign Is Best for Your Office

Redesign is like reconfiguration in the sense of changing the layout of your office, but it focuses more on how appearance, functionality, and equipment impact the workplace environment. When your office space fails to establish and manage a good office workflow, it may be in dire need of a thoughtful redesign.

Some situations that may require a redesign are lack of office storage space, underutilization of office square footage, and the need to modernize your office look and feel. For instance, if reconfiguring your storage room is still insufficient in providing you extra space for materials while keeping you organized, converting a conference room or unused area into a storage closet may be a better way to maximize space in your office.

Utilize CRS While Building Your Agile NYC Office

Whether you’re reconfiguring your office or entirely gutting the inside, you should consider how the pandemic has changed employee working habits and styles to ensure your work environment best fits their needs. From emphasizing health and cleanliness to safeguarding workers by enclosing workstations, CRS Moving & Storage is here to help you provide a workplace environment that enables employees to reach their full potential.

At CRS, our experienced team can assist you with all aspects of your office redevelopment. From storing your extra equipment to installing Plexiglass barriers, we have the services you need to build a safe and comfortable office environment this year. Find out more about our services by visiting our website, giving us a call at 718-424-6000, or complete our contact form today.


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