Three Mistakes No-one Tells you About when Moving Office
Every company wants their office move to go smoothly; ending up in the right office, on the right terms, with all staff settled and without any disruption to business. It sounds easy when you say it quickly! But moving an entire office can be daunting for those tasked with organising the project.
With deadlines to meet and so many tasks to juggle, it can be easy to make silly mistakes that cause the relocation to project to be delayed or worse still - loss of valuable time for your business.
Here's three common mistakes to avoid when you move office that are quite often overlooked:
1. Leaving it Too Late
There's a lot to do to organise an office relocation, so give yourself plenty of time. You should start reviewing your options 9 - 18 months prior to your lease expiry date to give you the best chance of success. This will enable you to make the right informed decisions and keep costs as low as possible. Finding the right office space and then negotiating the right lease terms can be time-consuming and one part of the office move you really don't want to rush.
2. Trying to Cut Corners
Many companies have the misplaced belief that they can save money by trying to do the most complex aspects of the relocation themselves. Like hiring a man with a van instead of an Office Removals Company, or negotiating the terms of the office lease themselves. This is false economy and can actually cost you more in the long run (trying to put things right that have gone wrong!). Make sure you hire the right Office Relocation Team to help get you where you need to be.
3. Poor Communication
Moving to a new office is much more than a simple change of address. It will have a big impact on your staff, your clients and your office suppliers. But the impact can be lessened and can even have positive benefits if you communicate your relocation plans early and offer the right consultation to staff.
Find out how to make the office move a positive and beneficial outcome for your staff with this HR Guide to Moving Office.
Want to find out more pitfalls of an office relocation? Download the Deadly Sins of Moving Office.
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