We’ve helped a lot of clients save thousands on office furniture design and delivery projects. We’ve also helped them keep their sanity as well by allowing them to carry out their usual duties during the project. So, how do we save them both time and money? It’s easy, especially when they connect with us early on.
OVERLOOKED HIDDEN COSTS
One thing clients often overlook is the sheer amount of time that they, and team members, will need to personally invest. We’ve seen relocation and furniture projects add up to over 1,000 man-hours. Locations, size of the organization, number of phases, and other details will of course cause this number to fluctuate, but in general, it always exceeds what our clients initially estimate. This is simply because they are unfamiliar with all of the many details that need to be addressed. Some feel they can delegate enough of the project tasks to a director or a competent manager, but they’re still going to invest hundreds of hours to get your company from your existing office to the new one.
Whether you’re a Senior Vice President with a $350,000 a year salary or the Chief Financial Officer with a similar income, you add great value to your company – as well as a large expense. Consider if the project is delegated to your Human Resources VP. Their salary is somewhere between $75,000 and $200,000. That gives us an average rate of $72 per hour. If this furniture and relocation project adds up to 300 hours of her time – that’s $21,600 you’ll be paying her just to try and manage the project. Add to that the 300 hours of normal duties that are now stacked up on her desk waiting for her to get to them.
IN SIMPLE BLACK AND WHITE
We stress these savings (in time and money) early on in our conversations with clients. Once they see it in black and white, they quickly realize that inviting a dealership / project and move management company is really a value add. We can also decommission your old, unwanted furniture, reducing your expenses even further.
PARTNER EARLY IN THE PROCESS
If an office relocation or furniture project is on the horizon, allow your team to stay productive by contacting the right partner early on. Reach out any time to learn more about how you can save thousands on office furniture design and relocations!