If you’ve ever had to move from your home into another, then you understand perfectly the amount of work it takes to have everything go smoothly. Now, multiply that by 100, and you’ll quickly realize the scale of things that have to go right in order to move an entire office to another location. Therefore, the following list entails some of the things you can do to ensure that your office move goes smoothly.
Give Yourself Time
Working and packing at the same time is the number one way to give yourself and your staff headaches. Therefore, when it comes to moving, it is always best to give yourself time. This includes giving yourself and your employees time to come to terms with the different commute they will take, what they are going to pack, how they are going to pack it, and with what supplies.
Be Careful With Your Technology
Moving expenses for a business are costly enough; broken tech equipment should not be an added expense to that. It should be noted that all your employees must pack and organize their tech gear such as computers, tablets, laptops, and monitors in a uniformed manner to avoid damage. Hopefully you saved the old boxes. According to Move-tastic, the best way to pack and move electronics is in their original packaging. When it comes to moving large servers with valuable data, special instructions must also be left for your movers. This tends to mean that you will need to be present during packing and delivering to ensure that any damages or small issues are correctly recorded.
Inform Customers & Vendors
There’s nothing worse than having to deal with organizing an office move along with customer complaints. Therefore, according to the Great Lakes Computer Corporation, you should first inform your customers and vendors about the eventual move of your business office. This will allow you to keep business flowing smoothly between vendors and customers all the way up to the day you change locations. This can be easily accomplished through a mass email campaign that covers all your company locations, customers, and vendors alike. Also, use any social media platforms that you have created for your business as another means to let your customers know that you’re relocating your business office.
Moving is no easy task, especially when you have an entire office full of equipment and employees to worry about. Therefore, it is highly recommended that business owners adhere to these tips above to begin diminishing any headaches that are usually caused by relocating a business.
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