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How to reduce the stress associated with moving office

Tips to Reduce Stress of an Office Move

An office relocation or moving home is largely considered one of the most stressful events someone can go through.

Perhaps this is why Michael Hirschfeld, the managing partner of a real-estate company, said, "I have always been scheduled to be out of town for the day before, day of, and day after moving day."

So to ensure things go a lot smoother when moving office here are some top tips to help you limit your stress levels.

  1. Firstly, plan in advance as it is impossible to be too prepared. You should consider the layout of the new office, where Ethernet connections will go and in what order to install technology.
  2. Get prepared for any eventuality as sometimes things do not go according to plan, so you may have to improvise. Possible problems include the electrician not turning up or computer glitches.
  3. Take advantage of the office move by upgrading your operating system, switching to virtual desktops or even just buying new LCD monitors.
  4. Except that your office may be closed for business for a few days and make plans accordingly. Sharon Adcock, a communications consultant, said, "I notify clients, editors, associates and friends in advance, via e-mail or phone, that my availability will be somewhat limited for a day or two."
  5. Use migrating software to update new hardware, for example Microsoft Outlook automatically imports your e-mail preferences when you upgrade from an earlier version.

By implementing these office relocation tips you could rapidly reduce the stress associated with your office relocation.

For more best practice on organising an office move refer to the Help Moving Office Resource Centre.

 

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