Quick tips to ensure a smooth office relocation
Office Relocation Tips
The prospect of moving office can seem like a daunting task. There are so many things to take care of and the likelihood of things going wrong can be stressful. Fortunately, we’ve put together some quick take-away tips that you can follow to ensure a smooth office relocation:
Make a Checklist
Planning an office relocation without a Checklist is asking for trouble. There are so many tasks to juggle as your move gets closer and without a to-do list you’re likely to either forget something important or miss a deadline. Print out this comprehensive Office Relocation Checklist here. It contains everything you need to plan your office move from start to finish and will help guide you through the entire process.
Find a professional Office Removals Company
Hiring a professional office removals company will greatly reduce the chance of any business downtime and will ensure your business is up and running quickly in the new premises. An office removals company will also take some of the major tasks that are necessary for an office move, including packing, transportation and unpacking; allowing you to focus on your business, not your move.
IT Planning & Infrastructure
Moving IT and telecoms is surely the most complex part of any office relocation and you will need an IT relocation company to provide technical support and set up the IT infrastructure in the new office. Make sure they are on site or on call on the day of the move to help troubleshoot any technical issues.
Communicate with all parties
Clear and regular communication will help keep everyone informed and help make the transition easier for everyone. Employees will need to be kept up-to-date with progress and timeline so they know when they can expect to be working from the new office. Similarly, your property agent, office fit-out company and removals company all need to work together to ensure that the key stages of the move dovetail appropriately so there are no delays.
Allow time for Cleaning & Handover
Once you have moved out of your existing office, you’ll need to arrange a professional cleaning company to clean the office and make it look presentable ready for your landlord to inspect it. Make sure you have factored in a day or so for this before your lease expires so as to avoid any costly misunderstandings with your landlord.
Get your free Office Relocation Checklist here to help organize a smooth office relocation.
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