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Handy Hints When Organising An Office Move

Organising An Office Move

Are you in charge of your company's office move? If so, then your starting point should be to download the free Moving Office Checklist. You should use it as your "master" checklist to help guide you through your entire moving office process. The Moving Office Checklist is packed full of practical guidance for each and every item you need to consider throughout your office relocation.

There are, however, some all too often overlooked items that we are going to bring to your attention - as it can be the little things that can make the difference between an "ok office move" and a "first class office move".

When Should You Begin Planning Your Office Relocation?
As early as possible is the short answer. Time (and by that we mean a lack of it) is one of the key factors that can have a negative impact on an office move. You want to have as much time as possible to research, plan and prepare everything as thoroughly as you can. A lack of time will put pressure on your decision making - and the last thing your company needs is costly (and avoidable) mistakes being made through a lack of foresight. The Moving Office Timetable is your go-to-resource for helping out here. It is an interactive template that lists out all of the key action points needed for a successful office move - and then tells you when to do each item.

How Can You Get Best Value From Your Office Move Service Companies?
The simplest way to control your office relocation costs is to make sure that you get multiple quotes for everything. Your office move is going to need a team effort (click here to find out what the best practice make-up of your Office Relocation Project Team should look like). Engage, again as early as possible, with the companies that you are going to need assistance from - and always get three firms of each business type required to pitch for your business. This provides you with the opportunity of meeting people from each company - and will make sure that their pencils are sharpened when it comes to them quoting your company for each piece of work required.

How To Prevent Staff From Grumbling About The Office Move
You might be excited about your impending office move - but are your staff? Have you involved them in the process and have they bought in to the advantages that your office move will bring? Have you communicated the benefits of the office move? People that are organising an office move should be mindful that, for your employees, an office move means "change" and this will need to be managed with empathy. Communication is the key here - especially in light of the statistics that show that a well organised and communicated office move gives businesses the golden opportunity of experiencing a surge in business performance as well as staff morale. Keeping everyone in the picture with regular briefings and feedback sessions can go a long way in promoting "buy-in" to the office move. For more details on how to achieve this read the HR Guide to Moving Office.

Want More Info?
If you're organising an office move and require further guidance on any office relocation issue or topic then go to the Help Moving Office Resource Library which is packed full of free guides, tools, information and checklists.


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