Relocating an entire office means having great communication from the top down. Making sure everyone is on the same page regarding how space will be used, what systems will be installed, and what the timeframe is are all critical parts of an office relocation. However, there are many other issues that can impact the move as well. Planning ahead and keeping all of these concepts in mind during an office relocation helps make for a pain-free process that can be massively beneficial in the end.
Communicate With Employees
When making a big move, there can be a lot of stress for employees. After all, they must figure out new details of their daily lives like what their commute will look like, where they’ll sit, or even their plan for child care. By keeping them in the loop, you can help reduce those anxieties and pave the pathway towards a better office culture. Make sure everyone feels positive and understands the office relocation process.
Update Customers, Suppliers, and More
Once you’re certain about the details of your move, you need to let everyone you work with know. That means reaching out to customers, clients, vendors, suppliers, contractors, and anyone else that may need your new address. One way to do this effectively is to put a notice in everyone’s email signatures or just post about it on social media.
Cleaning Out the Junk
Moving is a good time to do some cleaning up. After all, you don’t need to take everything with you and moving furniture or equipment you don’t need is a waste of money. Instead, figure out what you really want in your new space. While it’s an additional cost, upgrading some of your older equipment may be a smart move when you’re already moving.
All of your marketing materials and listings will need to be updated as well. Take a look at what you’ve got, both online and offline, that must be updated with the new address. Don’t forget business cards, websites, brochures, directories, and anything else that has the old address on it.
Use Professional Movers
It may be tempting to do the move on your own but you want to work with professionals just so you’re not liable for any damages. Uninstalling and then reinstalling office equipment isn’t an easy job and it is one best left to the professionals.
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