TIPS FOR OFFICE MOVING

There may come a time when moving to a different office will be the best option for you or your company. Generally, business offices move due to a significant growth, to recoup after a major setback, or as a business strategy.

The process itself can be an overwhelming and stressful task, especially if you will do it for the first time. So here are some tips for you to use if you are planning to have an office moving.

 

MAIN FACTORS WHY PEOPLE MOVE OFFICES

  • TO MEET GROWTH DEMANDS

As your business or the company you are working for grows, so must your office. You will have to cater to more customers or provide a greater amount of services.

  • AS A BUSINESS STRATEGY

Location is a crucial factor that can determine the success of many businesses. A company or professional may decide to move to a more strategic location to increase their market visibility, and consequently, their profits.

  • SAFETY AND HEALTH REASONS

Your current office location may be vulnerable to earthquakes, flooding, and other natural calamities. It may also be near an extremely noisy or pollution-causing establishments which can be dangerous to health. In this case, moving to a new office is the wise thing to do.

  • DUE TO NATURAL CATASTROPHES

Unfortunately, our offices are not immune to the devastating effects of natural calamities. We may experience flooding, tornado, and storm damages. Whatever may be the specific reason, having a fresh start in a different place is sometimes a better solution than repairing the office when dealing with the effects of calamities.

 

TIPS FOR MOVING TO A NEW OFFICE

  • HAVE A CLEAR DIRECTION

Define what your purpose for moving is. Set a specific time frame for everyone to follow.

  • PLAN AS EARLY AS YOU CAN

Moving to a different office typically requires at least 6 months of planning. Larger commercial moving however, demands a longer preparation of about two years. A general rule is that the larger your office is, the more preparation time you need to allot.

  • CHECK THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE NEW BUILDING

The building to which you will transfer may have a set of specific rules which you must follow. For example, some buildings have parking time limits in their loading dock. Some demand that the flooring will be covered for protection.

  • HIRE PROFESSIONAL MOVERS A FEW MONTHS BEFORE THE MOVE

This also applies to hiring professional cleaning service. This is important because professional movers also need some time to study first the condition of both your current and new office locations and plan accordingly. Informing movers way ahead of time ensures a smooth and relaxed move.

  • DELEGATE TASKS WISELY

Poor delegation may lead to a more chaotic moving process. Make sure to assign the right tasks to the right people. Your whole team, not just you, is what determines the success of office moving.

  • COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR TEAM

This one is imperative. Lack of good communication with other parties involved may lead to poor execution. Lack of communication may also lead to unnecessary conflicts and frustrations prior to the moving process itself.

After the move, it is a good idea to check your teammates’ feedback and give everyone an opportunity to weigh in. This is to make sure that all issues are addressed well and everyone is truly satisfied.

 

THE BENEFITS OF HIRING PROFESSIONAL OFFICE MOVERS

  • MINIMUM STRESS

Office moving is a daunting task, not just for beginners, but also for those who already experienced it. Probably the most important reason why you should hire professional movers is to reduce the stress for both you and your counterparts.

  • GREATER SECURITY

Having professionals move your office ensures security. Excellent professional movers will make sure that every equipment will be taken care of as they are liable for them. This will give you greater peace of mind.

  • CAN SAVE A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY

You may think that you will save time and money if you will do the moving on your own. But the opposite may be the truth. Even if you already have experience, moving is still a difficult process. Hiring professional movers frees you to do other more profitable and productive tasks for your business or career.

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