Moving Office - What can Possibly go Wrong?
Avoid Common Office Moving Mistakes
Every company wants their office move to go smoothly; without any hiccups, last minute dreaded panics or business disruption. But in reality how likely is your office move likely to go belly up? And what practical things can you do before hand when planning the office relocation to avoid any obvious mishaps. Simply follow these steps to ensure a smooth transition to the new office:
Don't "Assume" Anything
Never assume that your new office space will function like your current office. I'm talking from an IT perspective. You may be thinking that you can simply plug your phones and computers in to their cables and "bing" everything works! It doesn't. The previous tenant's requirements will most likely differ from yours and some IT relocation pre-planning is definately required to avoid any IT moving disasters. Companies who want to get it right need to hire an IT Relocation Company to assess the new office and install the correct cabling according to the IT infrastructure needs of your business.
Expect the Worst
Imagine the worst case scenario when you move office and then create a plan to resolve it. Even temporary issues like where your staff are going to be working from if you have no electricity when you get to the new office - from home? from a temporary office space. Thinking in this way will get you fully prepared with the right contingency and Disaster Recovery Plan.
Is Everyone up to Speed?
One of the common pitfalls of an office move is miscommunication - or poor communication about what to expect on move day - and beyond. Communicate with your staff early on in the process about what to expect and when to expect it so they feel supported and valued. You also need to communicate with your Office Relocation Team. Keep them in the loop about key dates and deadlines using the Moving Office Timetable, and make sure they understand all your goals and objectives about the relocation.
To make sure you avoid the common mistakes when moving office, make sure you read up on what they are first with the Deadly Sins of Moving Office. This guide also gives practical guidance to help you avoid any panic buttons in the run up to your office move.
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