RoomReady shares its proven room transformation process in IFMA’s FMJ Magazine
For facilities managers, prioritizing long-term projects can be a challenge. You’ve got day-to-day tasks such as monitoring staff and inspecting the property for safety. And with your employees soon to return to the office, you have to start thinking about what the building will look like in an era of social distancing.
But you should make time for the longer-term projects, too – especially if your office will soon support a hybrid approach of in-office and virtual work. What will your meeting rooms look like? And how can you improve them to maximize productivity?
In a new article with IFMA’s FMJ magazine, I explore the steps a successful project manager should take to oversee a room transformation. It’s a brief intro to the strategy we take whenever we launch a new project:
- Assess and Personalize: Identify who will be using the room and how they’re using it. Every element of the room, down to the chairs you select, depends on these two questions.
- Assemble and Install: Work closely with internal and external teams to ensure schedules are aligned and deadlines are met. You can’t afford to be without the space for long, so the installation process must be quick and effective.
- Certify and Improve: Work with your technology providers to confirm every aspect of the system is delivered as intended and works as it should. Use the data you’re gathering from each meeting to ensure the room continues functioning in tip-top shape.