Moving from one office to another doesn’t have to be a great source of stress. By planning your move in advance and keeping calm under pressure, you can make the process a success. It’s wise to start planning as early as possible to avoid being met with a huge workload further down the line. Maybe there are things that can be disposed of or packed away right now? If so, you may wish to start by getting rid of inessential clutter immediately as this will provide you with greater clarity. When you start the planning process early, you can minimise disruption and keep your business ticking over, whether you’re a sole trader or are in charge of a whole team.
Get your team involved
You can make the process more enjoyable and efficient by involving your team if you have one. They may make valuable suggestions on how to remove the fuss from the process. Make sure your employees are kept in the loop so they can work around the move. Before you move into your new space, find out where key facilities such as doorways, plug sockets and heating ducts are. You will also need to ensure everyone you do business with knows where you are moving to. You can do this via e-mail or through letters. You and any employees will also need to update your email signatures to ensure they include accurate, up-to-date contact information.
Floor plans and utilities
Draw up a floor plan for your next office so you know where you will be placing your equipment and where your employees will be sitting. You also need to tell your utilities and internet service providers when you are moving and where you are moving to. It’s also wise to start packing your non-essential items before you pack away resources that your business simply cannot do without.
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