Many businesses are being forced to reconsider their office spaces as of late—perhaps your company is transitioning to or from a hybrid or remote format, or else addressing a need for more space as your company grows. Relocating your office can be a huge undertaking, but it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. Here are a few tips on how to best prepare for office relocation.
Decide What You Need
You probably have a big-picture idea of the general reason you’re moving offices, but have you analyzed the specific pros and cons of your current office? Besides making considerations for your business’s future growth needs, don’t forget to consider your employees’ needs—what is the current office missing that is an essential aspect to include in the new office? Each office is different, so approach your company from your employees’ unique perspectives. Better yet, throughout the moving process, hear from employees themselves about what they like or dislike about your current office and what they’d need or even simply appreciate in a new office.
Once you have an idea of what you’ll need in your new space, be sure to obtain the floor plan for your new office and start to plan a layout that maximizes productivity as well as employee satisfaction.
Keep Everyone in the Know
It’s happening—your office is now set to be relocated. As soon as things are officially set in motion, there are important people who need to be relayed updates. Besides the obvious need to inform your current property manager of the move, you need to announce the move to your employees. Be sure to remain open to any feedback even as the moving date draws nearer—this is a great opportunity to make your future office space even better.
Additionally, be sure to notify any of your partners, vendors, and clients about any details that may change, and disseminate any new contact information and addresses.
Organize, Organize, Organize
Whether your office is big or small, keeping things organized throughout the move as well as delegating tasks can be overwhelming. Aside from asking your employees to be responsible for packing their own desks, be sure that you have everything coordinated with your moving team. Additionally, consider making a master list of each task you need to keep track of throughout the relocation, especially the relatively small ones such as updating your website, decorating the new space, or setting up electricity and internet.
With plenty of preparation, your office move can go smoothly. However, sometimes, there isn’t enough planning that could allow you to handle an entire office relocation on your own. You need to enlist the help of a professional moving service. At Sunny Moving Services, we can take care of the tough work as you focus on making your transition as easy as possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we can serve you.