The place has been cleaned, the desks are in place, and you’ve given the builder a nice present to say ‘thanks for all your hard work’. Not just because of their good job; they’ve also done it in a way that’s left over some cash. The commercial renovation and the waiting game is over, now it’s time for some fun.
- Reopening party
Put on a soiree to celebrate your new office space. Invite clients to come and visit or keep it corporate. Either way, make sure there’s good food, drinks, and a bouncy Spotify playlist going on in the background.
- Lunch on the house
This is a special treat if you’re a small team and can get everyone to come for a couple of hours. Restaurants, the fancy ones with killer views and just as amazing menus, have corporate packages available.
- Corporate day
Yes, your commercial renovation has the place looking like something out of an interiors magazine. But sometimes team-building days are better spent outside of the office. Paintball, yoga, and treasure hunts are some fun options.
- Get some furnishings
You kept the purse strings tight during the whole commercial renovation process, and now it’s time to treat the office to some nice decorations. Comfortable couches with throw cushions, wall hangings, or a few decorative lamps are some options. Also consider getting some bookshelves and subscribing to a few magazines. There’s always a demand for reading material.
- Buy some software
There should be enough left over cash in the renovation budget for an annual package or two. Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator), Evernote, stock photo sites are all useful tools for the office. Look into getting an unlimited cloud storage system as well.
- Enrol in workshops
In real life and online. Sites like SkillShare have team plans available, or you can poll the staff and ask them what they’re interested in learning.
- iPads and other toys
Mobile devices are extremely handy when you need to carry work around the office. Invest in some community iPads and hook them up to cloud software. This way presentations, briefs, and important memos are accessible all in one place.
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