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.
All in the planning
With so many processes involved, planning early so you have an understanding on what needs to happen. Regardless of where your office is relocating to, the project can seem overwhelming. Often, commercial relocations need very strict deadlines which could be down to leases having strict expiry dates. Disrupting productivity can also be costly to your business. Carefully consider and plan and stick to it 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 fear change. Every member of your business will have opinions on the move and how it should go but the best way to manage their expectations and ensure their experience is a positive one is to keep lines of communication open. 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 allow your employees to feel they were listened to.
Keep connected with IT
One of the most sensitive aspects of the move will be IT. Technology 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 could see yourself in breach of data laws.
Hire a removals specialist in business relocations
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 across a number of different industries, we can handle the entire project from end to end. Our expertise, 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 stay focused on your business.
When you’re ready to relocate your office, contact Grace Business Services.