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Top Tips For Planning And Preparing An Office Move

Office Relocation Preparation Tips

The main ingredients for a successful office relocation is planning and preparation. Your planning must begin as soon as you know that your business is relocating. Without the right planning and preparation your move can have an adverse effect on your business.

Here are some office relocation tips to help you plan and prepare for your move:

Prepare Your Project Plan
Putting together an Office Relocation Project Plan will help with determining the reasons and rationale behind your move and highlight what you will need to achieve this. Without an Office Relocation Project Plan you will find that your objectives will become hazy and your office move can spiral out of control.

Work Out Your Budget
Distinguish your office relocation budget and manage it through your entire moving process. Your office relocation budget will help you to stay on track and not get carried away. Use the Moving Office Budget Template to guide your financials in the right direction.

Put Together A Time Frame
Work out when your business will need to move out of your current office and into your new premises. To determine your deadlines and time frames for your office move use the Moving Office Timetable to get your business relocated on time.

Your Office Space And Furniture
Contact your local Office Fit Out expert to decide what you will need for your new office space. They can tell you how to best use your new space and what layouts will be productive for your workforce. Also ask them what office furniture you should take with you and what you will need to purchase to make your office space work for you.

IT & Telecoms Considerations
Relocating your IT equipment and telecoms with little disruption to your business requires specialist attention. Make sure you have the adequate cabling and IT infrastructure to maintain your business communication and productivity. Refer to the IT Relocation Checklist and consult and IT and Telecoms specialist to make sure you have all of your technical requirements in hand.

Communicate Your Move With Your Workforce
Decide on the appropriate time and way to announce your office move to your staff. Communicate with your workforce through your entire office relocation process.

Removal Company
Once you have decided when your office move is going to take place get in contact with a professional Office Removal Company for expert help on relocating your business. An Office Removal Company will ensure that your move is seamless.

Let Everyone Know Your New Address
Make sure you sent out a change of address notice to your clients and customers and let them know your new contact details. Try using the Change Of Address Checklist to help you organise your new address details.

Shop Around For New Suppliers
Review your current office suppliers and services when you move. It could be more cost effective to shop around for new suppliers than transfer your current suppliers.

For further help with the planning and preparation of your office move refer to the Golden Rules Of Moving Office to point you in the right direction.


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