6 + 1 Tips For A Successful Office Relocation
Here are 7 tips to help your office relocation be a stress-free success…
When your business grows, that’s great! But there comes a time when you need to relocate to larger premises. While this is a brilliant sign that your business is doing well, the thought of having to move everything can be pretty daunting! However, your move can go smoothly with some careful planning and preparation. Here are 7 tips to help your office relocation be a stress-free success…
- A clear assessment and plan
Before you make any decisions, it’s really important to think to the future. There’s no point moving to premises that are slightly larger, if you feel you’re likely to need more space in a couple of years time. Of course you need to weigh up the costs of your options, and make sure you fully understand the terms of both your current lease and any you may be signing in the future. Be realistic about how much space you’ll need, and make a list of any facilities that are a must-have. It’s also important to consider location. You don’t want to lose a key member of staff because you’ve moved your premises too far away from their home.
- Talk to your team
An office move is a big undertaking, so you need to keep everyone informed and delegate tasks accordingly. You need to ensure you have staff keeping the business going, with others helping with the move. There will be physical jobs such as packing and moving, and there will also be other considerations such as IT requirements. Make sure everyone understands what is required of them during the transition period.
- Start now
It’s never too early to start planning your move. Anything you can do now will save you time later, and the longer you’re thinking about the move, the less chance you’ll miss anything or make a mistake.
- Get the professionals in
The key to a great move is to hire experts to help you with it. This is the most important tip of all! Your business may have bulky and expensive equipment that needs to be moved with care. Choose a removal company such as Columbia World-Wide Movers and you’ll benefit from a team of experienced movers who will guide you through the whole process and take so much of the work off your hands.
- Don’t make any decisions in a hurry
While you may be in a rush to get everything sorted, don’t rush into signing anything until you’ve carefully thought through your options, and had a legal expert look over your paperwork. You don’t want to make any costly mistakes, or miss anything in the small print of a contract.
- Communicate with everyone
An office move can be stressful, not just for you, but for your employees and your clients. The key is to keep the lines of communication open. Discuss the move with your staff and listen to their concerns. When employees feel involved, and feel they have a say in the matter, they will be less likely to raise any major objections and you’ll avoid a feeling of bad will throughout your company.
- De-clutter and clear out the junk
Now is a great time to get rid of the rubbish. Clear out old files that you don’t need, shred them and dispose of them. Renew old furniture and upgrade your outdated equipment. It’s time for a new beginning – good luck!