A recent article, Office Relocation? 6 Tips to Reduce Office Moving Stress by Brian Hughes says that poorly managed office relocation whether it’s just across the street or the other side of the city can adversely affect business operations—employees, customers and clients alike.
Here are three hacks to have office relocation without interrupting business operations.
- Start the Planning Process Earlier
Create a clear and solid plan at least three months to determine what needs to be transferred in a new office space, decide what should be discarded and donated. Also, notify and engage employees in your plans so they can handle workflow properly and support you in the transfer. Advanced planning will help you avoid unnecessary hiccups.
- Plan for coverage during the transfer.
If you are transferring from Agile Office Space South Park to Flexible Office Space Ballantyne, it’s unwise to stop the operation during the relocation period. Perhaps you can close your doors for one business day and one weekend. However, you can assign one employee as the emergency client contact or you can also hire a virtual receptionist to answer calls “live” in your company’s name to ensure that client support is not interrupted.
- Transfer the non-essentials first.
Identify and sort the essentials and nonessentials, and move first the non essentials to your new office space Ballantyne to reduce downtime. Equipment that is necessary for daily operations should stay in place until the day you move. Carefully label all boxes and containers for easy and seamless unpacking.
These simple hacks will help you run your business as usual while relocating your office. Looking for workspace solutions for your business expansion? YourOffice has come alongside hundreds of business looking for everything from staffed flexible offices to agile office space. We know your business is unique, and your office space shouldn’t be any different. Let us match the perfect space or service to fit your business needs.