Managing Your Office Move
You may be a good manager, able to bond and understand your staff well and produce good output—which is probably why you’re going to have to move to a newer and better office space.
Moving your office to a new location is stressful, as you will need to attend to a lot of things, all the while assuring that you and your staff’s tasks are getting accomplished properly and on time. The last thing you want is to delay production, because any delays will make your lose money.
One of the first things you should do is to hold a company meeting long before the set date of your move so that everybody is well-informed and can make adjustments to his or her working schedule. This minimizes misunderstanding and miscommunication among your staff. Your employees may also offer some advice of their own or raise legitimate concerns you might not have thought of yourself. Conducting a meeting early gives you the time to solve any problems and plan accordingly for your move. You may also conduct subsequent shorter meetings to address any last minute issues or problems.
You should also enlist the services of a removal company that is specialized in office moves, as they will prove to be more efficient and effective in moving your office space and all that’s in it to your new location. A faster and smoother moving operation with the right movers will make sure that you and your staff will be able to settle into your new office quickly and resume operations, which will minimize any losses to the business or company. Some companies even offer to do everything for you from the planning to the execution. As long as it’s within your budget, you might want to consider going for this as you will have more time to devote to your actual job and addressing the other needs of your staff and the company you work for.
Make sure that your insurance is mapped out properly, in case of any damages. You office might have several pieces of equipment that need to be transported more carefully and any damages will be bound to hold up the resumption of your operations in your new office.
Also be sure to inventory every piece of office supplies and equipment and label their packaging accordingly. This is so that when your boxes are unloaded into the new office, you and your staff will have little problems determining which goes where.