Hello again! Earlier we covered Part 1 of our 2-part office relocation guide, where we talked about helping you discover when and why moving your office location may make sense, along with some ideas for planning the move.
Part 2 is all about making the actual move and some guidelines to bear in mind whilst doing so.
So, let’s get started.
Minimal disruption, maximum efficiency
Moving offices is a major undertaking for most businesses, regardless of size and expertise (unless they’re a professional office relocation company!). If you’re a small and growing business, chances are that it will be your first time moving office, in which case it can be a daunting process, just like many other new experiences. If you’re an established company or perhaps a branch of a multi-national firm, you’ve most likely got a lot of office equipment, computer hardware, supplies and paperwork that needs to be moved.
In either case, effective management is the key to making sure it can all be done with the minimal amount of downtime and disruption – and that’s where good teamwork can prove to be invaluable.
Think of this as another important project at work which will require the skills of an effective team-leader, co-operation from team members, and helpful tools at everyone’s disposal for the successful completion of the task at-hand.
Since the purpose of this article is to help you with your office move, we won’t go into too much detail with regards to building an efficient team, but here are tips you may wish to bear in mind:
- Having a project manager can help. Ideally, this role should go to the person with the best communication and analytical skills, plus they should be able to delegate well
- List all the action items required for successful completion of tasks – collection, storage, packaging, relocation and so on, with action items grouped and assigned to teams or individuals
- Timelines assigned to each group of action items and/or tasks can help you keep track of the project and its performance. Regular checks on these can help avoid delays.
We hope you find this short guide useful and if you have any questions or comments, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. As we said before, think of this as another important client project and by applying the same processes and skills, you can be enjoying that cuppa in the comfort of your new office space in no time.
At Rombourne, we’re not just in the business of providing office space. We like to go that extra mile to help make our clients’ work days as comfortable as possible. If you’re thinking of relocation office, we’d be delighted to have a chat and offer you free, impartial advice and help.