It doesn’t take a genius to understand that a lot of planning goes into preparing for an office move and can take hours to plan as there are so many different tasks to balance, deadlines to hit and resources to plan.
In our latest blog article, we will provide you with 7 actionable steps to take when preparing for an office move.
Step 1: Establish exactly why you are making the move in the first place!
Growing your business, scaling down your business, cutting costs or needing to improve your location are all factors that could lead to businesses looking for new office space. Documenting exactly why you are deciding to make the move will enable you to outline exactly what you need from a new office space and enable you to effectively and efficiently relay this to both your employees and customers.
Step 2: Put together a checklist for the office move
Your starting point needs to involve putting together a suitable checklist for the office move. It will enable you to put together an end-to-end process for the move and will highlight exactly what is needed to complete each stage of the process.
Step 3: When will this office move happen?
Once you know exactly when you will be moving your existing office, you can then work backwards to determine exactly which tasks need to be completed by when.
Step 4: How much money have you got available to relocate?
Have you worked out how much this office move is going to cost? It is important to determine the costs associated with the move and set a suitable budget.
Step 5: Prepare for the office move itself
You will now need to determine who will help you to set up the new office space to convert it into a workplace.
Step 6: Get your IT plan in place for the office move
You need to establish all the logistics of making the move including how you are going to transfer the PCs, laptops and telephone systems to the new office. Therefore, you will need to have the right IT setup in your new office for your IT equipment to work correctly.
Step 7: Last but not least get an office removals company booked in
As soon as you know when you are going to make the move, make sure that you get an office removals company booked in straight away to discuss exactly which furniture & equipment needs to be moved to the new office.
If you are a business that is making the move to a new office and need help setting up your IT to get your business up & running quickly then please call us today to get the process started and to discuss your specific requirements.
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