5 Things to consider when preparing for an office relocationJanuary 10, 2018
Office relocation is no small task, there are a lot of logistics involved.
Here are some things to consider to minimise the stress and make the office removal process much easier.
Communication with co-workers about the removal
Moving can be stressful for everyone. Avoid reducing morale by informing your co-workers of the move as early as possible and explaining the purpose of the move. Keep everyone updated on the office removal progress at every stage. It is worth considering using multiple channels of communication for announcements to ensure everyone is well-briefed. Things can get chaotic very easily with poor communication.
In order to avoid confusion only one person should be in charge of the relocation and communicating with the removalist and co-workers. This way the messages will be consistent.
Plan the office relocation early
It’s never too early to start planning. Planning early will put the pressure off yourself and others. Most business relocations are planned months in advance.
Giving your co-workers plenty of notice allows them to have adequate time to pack up their belongings and take home any personal possessions for safekeeping.
If you plan to hire our services, we encourage you to discuss your plans with us. We have more than 15 years of experience in the Perth removals industry. Should you wish to move rarely used documents and items into storage, we offer short-term and long-term secure storage options.
Prepare the new office space
Part of the removal process requires checks to be carried out at the new building. Make sure anyone involved in the office relocation process is aware of any building access times and/or security requirements.
Find out whether or not there are restrictions on when the move can be completed. Some buildings may restrict moves during business hours. If there is a service lift make sure you have the keys to it.
Before the relocation you should ensure everything is in working order in the new office space. This prevents further delays to your business.
Creating a floor plan and drawing up where everything should be placed will make the unpacking process much easier. Copies should be distributed to the removalists and your co-workers.
Minimise disruptions during the relocation
Running a business while moving office can prove immensely difficult. You may want to move non-essential items first so as not to disrupt your operations.
Make sure your clients are aware of the office relocation, especially if phone lines or the internet may be down. We suggest also providing an alternative emergency client contact.
If you hire the services of Crusader Removals we can work with your schedule, including your IT company and other services. This guarantees a minimal level of disruption to your business. We also offer 24/7 removals, which means no downtime or loss of business!
Put safety procedures in place
Make sure safety procedures are in place during the move at all locations. Anyone helping with the move should also know the safest way to carry heavy loads. Our team at Crusader Removals are well-experience and trained in handling removals of any size including bulky and heavy items. We have suitable equipment such as skates to assist in the removals.
Hiring a removalist would be highly recommended with such a big move as office relocation. We offer our services from and to anywhere in WA. No matter what your needs are we can tailor our services, putting your business first.