Every year, businesses change places to continue their growth. For many businesses, moving to a new place gives them a better chance to succeed than their previous location. However, moving a business can be a complicated process. Here are some things that businesses should remember to do before they move so that the process will run smoothly.
It would be beneficial to get the entire staff involved in the moving process. If necessary, set up a move committee that can help organize and plan the move. The Move Committee would also ease the transition for the rest of the staff. The committee can review all of the different tasks and assign the necessary roles. As the moving process continues, the business may add and assign more tasks.
Set A Schedule And Time Frame
Setting a time frame is one of the most important parts of the moving process. The business likely has a move out date when all of the stuff should be moved out of the office. Set aside a few days to move out, depending on how much stuff needs to be moved. Consider making a list of all of the necessary things that need to be accomplished before the moving process. Work backwards from your move out date.
Hiring good movers is important to the moving process. Have a staff member develop a list of different moving companies and do thorough research on each one before hiring one of them. Look at the budget of the business and compare quotes before making a selection. If your business is located in the Phoenix, AZ Metro Area or Los Angeles, CA Metro Area, contact us for a free quote.
Depending on the budget of the business, hiring some professional packers would be beneficial. This would save employees from having to pack up the most difficult spaces. The employees should pack their desks, while the packers clean up the other spaces and get rid of unnecessary stuff.
Set Up A Communications Plan
An internal communications plan can help employees stay informed about the moving plans, while an external plan would be beneficial to keep any clients and suppliers informed on the activities during the move. The business can continue to operate during the transition.
Create A New Office Layout
Creating a new office layout would give the business time to figure out where everything goes. While this will likely be a lengthy process, the moving committee can help with everything. Create a detailed plan that outlines where every piece of furniture will be placed and where every employee will sit.
Keep All Employees Informed
The moving process can be difficult for employees. It could completely change their commuting plans. Try to inform the staff about how the office will be assigned and how the new space will look. To help keep employees informed on the moving process, put up a moving schedule.
Talk To All Current Vendors
Check the contracts to see if it makes sense to stay with the current vendors or find some new ones. Talk with the new landlord about the space to make sure that there isn’t a lapse in the service.