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Timeline for Moving Office

Planning a successful office move takes time and organisation, and we encourage you to start the process early to give your business the best possible chance of a successful outcome.

A good moving office timeline is essential to keep your relocation project on track throughout the process. This Moving Office Timetable provides the perfect template and information to begin mapping out your timeline. It contains all the key tasks and deadlines that need to meet throughout the relocation project so you can rest assured that everything will be executed on time and no important deadlines will be missed.

Here are 5 simple steps to help you prepare a moving office timeline:

      1. Clarify Objectives
Whenever you are agreeing any type of project deadline, make sure you are clear about your overall objectives about the office move. This will include the reasons why your company is moving office, and also any specific objectives about the new office space - which may lengthen or shorten your moving office timeline.

      2. Work Backwards
A Moving Office Timeline is best prepared once you know your moving date. Once you have this, all the rest of the deadlines will fall into place. Simply enter your moving date into the Timeline Template and it automatically calculates the rest for you!

      3. Break it Down
When planning an office move, it can feel like there's so many things to do, with the clock against you. But the key is to break down the moving office process into simple tasks. Refer back to your Office Move Project Plan and break down each deliverable into a task and assign responsibility for each one.

      4. Keep Everyone in the Loop
Having open lines of communication with frequent check-ins is essential when planning an office move. Senior Managers, staff, suppliers and clients all need to be kept in the loop about key dates surrounding the office move.

      5. Set a Contingency
Changes, surprises or things not going quite the way you planned always crop up when you least expect them, so it's a good idea to have a contingency for your moving office timeline. What would you do if your office fit-out was delayed, or your IT & telecoms weren't working when you arrived at the new office. All these issues, and more, need to be thought through in your timeline.

Download the free Moving Office Timetable Template here.

 

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