The festive season can be one of the busiest times of the year, but for many commercial businesses, it can also include a complete shutdown period where no staff are on location. Although it might seem like a busy time to relocate and move offices, there are many benefits to relocating your office during the festive shut down period.
Minimise disruption to business
If your office is closing down over the festive season, there will be minimal disruption to business for your staff. This way your employees can work right up until the shutdown period and take their holiday time knowing that they’ve got nothing to worry about when it comes to their space in the office. Avoid moving during your business’s busy season to save your staff’s energy for their day-to-day tasks.
Give your employees a fresh start in the new year with a new office location and layout. Ending the year with an office clean out is also a great way to encourage your employees to declutter their work stations and get involved in the relocation process.
Relocating provides you with a great opportunity to donate any unwanted furniture and equipment to charity. The festive season is a time for giving to others so it’s a great way to win points for your CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility). In addition, recycling your unwanted equipment and materials is a great way to do something positive for the environment.
Depending on where your office is located, you can benefit from less traffic during the festive season, speeding up the relocation process. When the roads are less congested, a commercial relocation can be completed much quicker. Depending on the type of business you have and in which industry you work in, it can also mean there will be less people around and within the complex.
IT disconnect and reconnect
Relocating the IT of your business will be one of the biggest disruptions to your business so it makes sense to do it during the shutdown period. At Grace Business Services, we also take the time to troubleshoot and resolve any issues that may occur during an IT relocation. Doing this before your staff return to work in the new year means they can get back to their day-to-day activities sooner.
Planning to relocate your office during the festive season? Let Grace Business Services help you with your complete commercial relocation. We handle everything from the installation of equipment to warehousing and consultancy services.