There are a lot of factors that go into an office renovation. If you haven’t ever had to upgrade your office from a small box space to a huge building, then you are in luck – you’re completely oblivious (so far) to the work that goes into a move. Moving your business from one place to another is not easy, especially if you’ve never done it before.
It’s a huge process with a lot of steps so that you can get it entirely right. Going to a new location requires a lot of careful planning and a lot of preparation. If you want to make sure that you get it right, then you’re going to need the checklist below. Moving your business should be exciting, and with the right planning, it absolutely could be. Let’s dive in and take a look at how to get this process done smoothly.
- Lists. You need a timeline for this move to happen without too much interruption to your business. The good news about business interruption is that with enough notice and planning it can almost be avoided completely. You want to include all of the essential stages of your move, and this should be there to ensure that your move is a feasible part of the puzzle for you. Calling to gain quotes from professional office removalists should be one of the first things on the list, and you should know that this move could take months to prepare. It’s not going to be an overnight, easy thing to do. Lists for your staff, your removalists and for your clients will help – if everyone is aware of the move coming up, you can tick the boxes as you go.
- Design. How do you want your new layout to look? Your new office should be set up in advance of your move, and the best way for this to happen is to get as much information as possible about your new space. This will help you to identify your key office components and get your desks organized by the removalists on arrival. If you have an idea of outlets and windows, you can layout the new design perfectly.
- A Team. You need a team together to get this move right. From the staff who will be helping by working from home during this move, to the removalists that will need your direction, you can ensure that your move from A to B doesn’t go via X Y or Z! Identify the people who could help you with this move in your current team, and make the process as easy as possible.
- Conduct Meetings. You need regular meetings to keep your staff updated on the progress of your move, and you want the staff to feel as if they are accomplishing something by being a part of the move itself. It’s stressful, but a lack of communication across the board can make it worse. Don’t worry about things going wrong when you plan everything correctly in the first place.
- Budget. You need to know what this is going to cost you if you want it to go off without a hitch. An office move can also include upgrades to tech and office equipment, so make sure that you put this into your budget.