Moving Office Preparation
Moving offices is an exciting prospect for any business, but it takes a lot of preparation to ensure the office move is carried out seamlessly, without much interruption to daily business productivity.
Whether you are just starting out planning to move offices, or you are in the final throws of preparation, you will want to make sure that the transition to the new office goes without a hitch so you can resume business operations quickly.
To make sure you feel fully prepared, here's some essential tasks to complete as you prepare to move offices:
IT and office phone connectivity is vital if you want to ensure a seamless transition to the new office. For this to happen, you need to plan well in advance so your new office is networked and set up correctly from a technical perspective. This will include issues such as number and location of phone points, server connectivity, IT network and voice and data infrastructure. Use the IT Relocation Checklist to plan the smooth transfer of your IT systems.
Moving Office on Time
It may sound obvious, but make sure you are aware of your key dates (moving out/in dates, notice periods etc.) as many office moves get delayed because they do not adhere to a clear timeline. The Moving Office Timetable will provide key dates for your office move planning to ensure your relocation dovetails appropriately.
Change Management for Staff
If you want to retain your staff and attract the best talent when you move offices, you need to make sure your staff feel a part of the move. This means communicating regularly and openly about your intentions and progress of the new office. Use the HR Guide to Moving Office for top tips on how to execute a smooth and happy office move for your staff.
Liaise closely with your Office Removals Company in the run up to your office move for a detailed packing schedule. You will need to prepare a full inventory of what items you are taking with you to the new office, and anything you don't need should be archived or recycled to save on valuable office space.
For more tips on preparating your business to move offices, download the Moving Office Checklist. It's packed with handy hints to get your office move preparations well underway.
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