Most people do not like the upheaval and the planning needed for office relocations, even if the new location will be better for the business. It is a known fact that moving your office can be stressful and full of anxiety. But then again, office relocations can be done efficiently if certain steps are followed as you can see below.
Planning Is Everything
Once you’ve decided where you are going to relocate to, you need to have a robust plan in place. This needs to include everything from arranging internet service in your new offices, to who is going to look after and water the plants during the move.
Believe it or not it is normally the smallest of details that get forgotten about that cause the most grief during an office location. Just imagine the consternation when you arrive, start unpacking, and realise the office kettle has been left behind!
Communicate With All Relevant Parties
Office relocations are more successful if everyone it affects is aware of what is happening, and the only way that can happen is with great communication. Once you’ve assessed your needs and confirmed the relocation date, the next step is to alert anyone who should know, all the details.
More importantly, ask for their feedback and input with regards to how they can help make the disruption as minimal as possible, both for themselves, and for you and your team.