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Idea Lab: Looking for a Great Furniture Project Manager?

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Looking for a Great Furniture Project Manager?

When looking for a furniture project manager, keep in mind a person’s experience, expertise, time and team management skills. These are vital to any furniture and space planning projects for your office.  Furniture Project Manager may not be the actual title of the person you work with, but it is probably a good description. Do you use someone on the inside or go with a trusted space planning team? As you plan your next office furniture upgrade, consider these factors:

Work project history – Ask about past projects similar to yours. Ask to see before and after images and some background on these examples.

• Was the project finished on time and on budget?
• How were issues resolved to the client’s satisfaction?
• Review processes/services for before, during and after a project is complete.

Qualifications; understanding areas of expertise – Your furniture project manager and team should understand your industry or sector in order to offer the latest ideas in technology and ergonomics.

• How does the design esthetics provide a safe and healthy workplace?
• Will the proposed layout fit your brand image?

Reporting, tracking and other communications – Find out how the person deals with multiple parties providing updates, reporting and meetings. Missing steps during the planning and execution of an office furniture project can be costly.

• Who can we contact if you are not available?
• Troubleshooting processes
• Sign-off procedures
• Tear down and installation phases – outline these processes to minimize upsetting workflow.

Relationships with the manufacturers – A knowledgeable furniture project manager has a great relationship with manufacturers, knowledge of ergonomic chairs and desks along with industry trends. A good manager always surrounds him/herself with a good team. Ask about these relationships to understand a bit more about the extended team creating your vision.

These are a few talking points to begin the process for your next space planning project. The best way to convey your needs is to first define – as a company – what are your expectations, then communicate this to the team you are considering to complete the project.

With so many options available for updating your workplace, put your trust in a dealer you already have a great relationship with; Office Solutions will provide the best space planning solutions to meet your diverse needs and develop the most favorable options for all workers.

If you need expert advice on how to improve your office, call 888.909.6724 or sign up here to speak with our OSBI furniture specialists today for a free consultation!