6 Tips to Ensure Your Move to a New Office Space Goes Smoothly
It’s the stuff of nightmares – your cozy office space is soon to be no more and you and your staff are being relocated to a different office in the same building, or to a different building altogether. What possibly could go wrong? Well, how about … everything?
Here are a few tips that will ensure your move to a new office space doesn’t turn into an absolute disaster.
As soon as you have a moving date, then start to make plans. The longer you wait, the less time you’ll have to be prepared, and without proper preparation the move is more likely to be a mess.
Put Someone in Charge
People may not be willing to help out unless they’re given a small nudge. Make this a team project and put someone in charge. It does not have to be a manager or team leader, just someone who is usually very organized.
Work With the Best Moving Company Available
An office move should never just be left to your employees. You need people who know what they are doing, and who will get the move done quickly and effectively. Work with a company that has plenty of experience at facilitating office moves.
Make Sure Everyone Knows You Are Moving
Make sure that all the people you deal with – no matter how infrequently – are well aware of the move. The last thing you want to do is to lose a major client who cannot contact you because you’re moved somewhere else!
Get the Infrastructure Installed First
Like most offices, the likelihood is that your office cannot function without IT infrastructure. Before you start moving basic items, make sure all that is needed from a technology perspective is in place, from networked computers to communication infrastructure. There’s no point in moving if when your team gets to their new office, they are unable to work.
Make it a Team Building Exercise
Moving offices can be a stressful event for any employee. There’s a sense of fear about working in an unfamiliar environment, and people can suddenly be whisked away from friendly faces they are accustomed to seeing every day. Make sure your people are supported, and celebrate a successful move with a team outing.
For the best people to help ensure a smooth transition to your new office space, be sure to contact us here at Capitol Moving & Storage. We’ve plenty of experience in office relocations of all sizes, we’ll be glad to address any concerns that you may have. Contact us today at 860-282-4646 or us our online contact form.