July 27, 2017
Properly Prepare for your Upcoming Office Relocation to Reduce Problems
We’re sure you’re aware already, but an office relocation process is a pretty complicated move. There are quite a number of things that you need to be aware of on your end that will make things a lot easier though. Here at A-1 Freeman, we’ve been helping businesses move their offices and employees for decades, and during that time we’ve seen where a lot of the failure points lie in the process. By providing you with some of our professional insight, you’ll be in a solid position to have a successful office relocation experience.
- For starters, you need to determine your size needs. You’ve already made the decision that you need to relocate, but now you need to figure out the exact square footage that your new office needs. This will help you to create a short list of potential places that you can scout out.
- Next, you need to start planning out taking an in-depth inventory of your entire office. This should include all of your office furniture, your supplies, the décor that you’ll be taking with you, and all of your IT items. By coming up with a complete list of everything you own, you’ll be able to determine how much you’ll be taking with you, you’ll be able to figure out what isn’t worth moving at all, and you’ll also know what you’ll be needing to buy to get your new office up and running before you even get there.
- You’ll also need a comprehensive plan for your employees during the move. You should plan out a thorough itinerary that will provide all the detail they need during this chaotic time. If your new place has a different code of conduct than the old one, you’ll need to inform your workers of the changes. They should have a solid plan for when the move is happening and what is expected of them in preparation for the relocation.
- Not only is it important for your staff to have a good idea of what’s going on during the transition, it’s also incredibly important for your clients to know that you’re moving as well. Make sure that you have your change of address information filled out for the Post Office, have new email templates ready to go, be sure that your business cards have been ordered, and put together an outreach plan to inform your clients and vendors of your new address and any possible down time that will come along with the move.
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