Now you have a strategy for managing your space needs, it’s time to begin the implementation process.
If you’ve decided to increase your space, it may take a few months or a few years before the process is complete. During that time the potential for corporate changes to occur that affect your space management strategy, is high. Did you build enough flexibility into the strategic plan?
Perhaps the goal is to reconfigure existing space or adjust departmental adjacencies. Implementing this strategy may mean arranging for swing space and/or phasing the moves over several months.
If you’re downsizing, you’ll likely need to optimize and reconfigure your remaining space before you can relinquish the surplus. You may also have some delicate change management issues to address if the downsizing means reducing the amount of individual workspace for employees.
Lastly, it’s possible you may not need to instigate any major projects for a few years. In which case, you can monitor departmental changes regularly so you’ll be able to spot the storm clouds on the horizon.
Over time, new information is revealed that must be incorporated into the space management strategy. It’s time to revisit the plan and make the necessary Adjustments.