Relocating your office doesn’t have to cause you headaches. The decision to move is not a small one and it affects everyone involved in the business. Therefore, it requires a lot of thoughtful project planning before, management during and consultation after to ensure an easy and smooth relocation.
Start planning now
With so many processes involved, it can be easy to lose track of the project, it’s best to start planning early so you have a good understanding of what needs to happen and when. Regardless of how far your office is relocating, the project can seem overwhelming. Often, commercial relocations need very strict deadlines as leases have strict expiry dates and disrupting productivity can be costly to your business. Carefully consider and plan your deadlines now and stick to them to avoid complications with your move.
Communicate with staff
One of the hardest parts of relocating is managing staff expectations and experience. Staff may feel connected to their current office and not want to relocate. Every member of your business will have opinions on the move and how it should go. The best way to manage their expectations and ensure their experience is a positive one is to communicate. Tell them about the move as soon as you can and in as much detail as possible. Allow them to ask questions and recommend positive changes for their new office space and listen to what your employees want.
Don’t leave IT out
One of the most sensitive aspects of the move will be IT. IT infrastructure will need to be disconnected and reconnected in a way that causes minimal disruption to your business. Not only are computers and the equipment your staff need to function every day important, but it’s also the behind the scenes servers that are risky to move. If you make a mistake with your IT relocation, you risk losing valuable data and breaching strict new data laws.
Hire a relocation company as soon as you can
With one of the largest logistics networks across Australia and New Zealand, Grace Business Services will relocate your office with minimal disruption to your business. With a solid reputation and years of experience in a number of different industries, we can handle the entire project from end to end. Our experience, combined with our service flexibility means we can adapt to our client’s needs, even on short notice. Let Grace focus on your relocation, so you can remain focused on your business.
When you’re ready to relocate your office, contact Grace Business Services.