3 major moving office mistakes you should know about
If you are planning an office move, you will want to make sure you move within budget and without too much disruption to your business. Moving office can be an extremely disruptive project to undertake, and many companies fall prey to common mistakes that end up costing them time and money.
If you want to have a hassle-free and efficient office move, make sure you familiarise yourself with these three major moving office mistakes:
1. Not allowing enough time
Planning an office move is a huge undertaking, and many companies underestimate the time it takes to find alternative office space, negotiate a lease and organise the set up of the new office ready for occupation. We recommend allowing a minimum of 9 months (even if you are a small business) to organise the move. This gives you enough time to weigh up your options and find a suitable office that best meets your needs.
2. Not using the right professionals
Many smaller businesses think that they can move office without using any external office relocation providers, but this only adds to the stress and cost associated with a relocation. At the very least, you should use a property agent, a solicitor and an office removals company. You should also consider an office fit-out company and an IT relocation company to help set up your new office and ensure it meets with your requirements.
3. Lack of IT planning
Computers, internet and phone lines are critical for most businesses to be able to operate. If these aren't working on day one in your new office, you could well be losing valuable business time and money. Make sure you give careful thought to how you are going to migrate your IT equipment over to the new location. You also need to ensure that you set up your new office with the relevant IT infrastructure so that when you connect your IT equipment in the new office, everything works as it should without causing any disruption to your business.
To find out more about the common mistakes made when moving office, download the Deadly Sins of Moving Office.
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