Disruptions to your business environment not only disrupts you, but your employees, customers and can also begin to hurt your sales. In this case, time is genuinely money, and each minute your services are down, defunct or limited can be damaging to your brand.
Managing your business priorities and preventing downtime is not an exact science, but you can get it right with a good mix of planning and management through a crisis or planned downtime.
With that in mind, let’s consider how to prevent downtime during office damage or disrepair:
Temporary & Remote Office Work
It’s important to make sure the day-to-day safety, comfort, and productivity of your staff is as unimpeded as possible, especially safety. Luckily, temporary office rentals, portable office constructions, and remote work possibilities can help you pivot as far as that goes.
Here you’ll be able to instruct certain team members on their renewed priorities, providing synergy with the team as the original offices are restored. Most of all, your marketing team must work on stringent and developed communications to ensure customers understand what’s going on, and how services may be affected in the meantime.
Placing your essential inventory in a strong, weatherproof portable storage box can be a great temporary relief as you work on fixing your premises and all of the issues within it. This way, you won’t have to write off too much of your property or claim it for the insurance.
Note that collecting, labeling, storing and managing this should never come before personal safety, especially in the event of heavy leaks or structural damage. However, if this is in another part of the building and you feel you need to further protect your property, this can be a great means of securing it.
Disaster Recovery Specialists
Ensuring disaster recovery specialists are able to rectify the issues as quickly as possible is important. These services can help you pump large volumes of water out of the building, restore any infrastructure that might have been damaged, render the area secure to improve safety, and give you a full diagnosis of the necessary recuperative effort in front of you.
They can also provide essential reports to your insurance firms to make certain your claims are properly processed, hopefully limiting the liabilities you pay or completely restoring your operational function. This could even support your case if you have to litigate due to unsafe building provisions.
With this advice, we hope you can prevent downtime and see a path forward despite the unfortunate incident causing office damage or disrepair.