Relocating your office is a very exciting experience for any company as it marks the start of a new era for the business as well as having the opportunity to operate out of a new and improved space. However, while you may think it may be stressful organising and executing the office move, it doesn’t need to be as stressful as you may imagine.
1. Plan Early
It is important that commercial moves are planned and prepared in detail so that they are as efficient and as smooth as possible. Make sure to plan all stages of the relocation, a time-frame for the move, a moving date and then all the finer details of what needs to be done by each point can be decided.
Once you have decided where you are moving to, you should check that the space is suitable for your employees’ needs. More and more offices are becoming employee-centric and need to be more of a destination rather than a block of desks to attract employees back to the office, so make sure to consider this. Also, having a specific budget tied to each stage of the moving process will making decision making much easier.
2. Discuss with Employees
Clear communication with your employees throughout the whole process will minimise any issues such as stress and poor-decision making. Discussing employees’ needs in terms of what they expect from the new office space, locations that would suit them, time frames that work with their agendas will ensure that the workforce support senior leadership decisions relating to the office relocation and staff will feel happier overall. They may even come up with ideas and solutions you may not have thought of!
3. Evaluate your New Space
Evaluating your new office space for functionality is very important when planning your office relocation. Having a space that easily flows from department to department and that suits your needs whether that’s meeting rooms, breakout spaces, flexi-working desks, phone booths or kitchenette areas is vital. If you evaluate the space before you get into it, it makes for a much more successful move.
4. Assign a Team
Hiring a professional team to support with your office relocation and the fit out and refurbishment of the new workspace will guarantee that you have the expert knowledge, guidance and resources you need for it to be as seamless as possible.
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