Managing the logistics of your office removals
It’s widely known that moving is considered one of life’s most stressful events, along with death and divorce. In a business context, the same is true for any businesses relocating. The logistics of an office relocation needs to be carefully planned in advance so that any disruption to the business and stress for those organising the move is minimised.
Here are some tips to ensure the logistics of your move day go as smoothly as possible:
The logistics involved cannot be underestimated. It is vital to start the planning the process early to ensure that no stone is left unturned, and that you have done everything you can to minimise disruption to business services.
Select the right Removals Company
It is essential to carry out due diligence and research several office removals companies before making a decision as to which company to use. Opting for the cheapest quote will not necessarily grant you a smooth office move. You need to look for the removals company with the most experience in business relocation and who understands your objectives and who is committed to ensuring the move dovetails smoothly.
Making sure that your new office is ready for occupation is critical to you being able to recommence work as quickly as possible. A business relocation can throw up unexpected obstacles, particularly relating to IT and phone systems, where cabling has not been correctly installed or the phone points were either not working, or in the wrong place. The logistics of an IT relocation cannot be underestimated and it is vital to start this process as early as possible to avoid any post-relocation nightmares.
Your moving timeline needs to be planned in advance so that you can secure a convenient moving date with your removals company, and so that the move coincides with your lease expiry date. Use the Moving Office Timetable to help plan these dates so that moving between the two locations dovetail seamlessly. You also need to have a timeline for the move day itself. If you are moving over a working day, make sure you brief staff about logistics so that they know which location to work from – and when. Moving over a weekend may prove to be more convenient for your business, and also allows you time to test all IT equipment before staff arrive on Monday morning to start work.
Use this Office Removals Checklist to plan all the logistics of your relocation smoothly and efficiently.
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