Relocating to a new office can be a very exciting time for the business and its employees, however, there is no denying that it can be stressful if certain parts of the move are not thought of in advance. It is always worth taking the time to properly plan your move, especially if you want the relocating to run smoothly and not have an impact on business or your employees’ ability to serve your clients.
In this blog, we will take a look at three of the most important things to consider when you are relocating your office. Taking these factors into consideration will save you any future headaches and ensure that your business is back up and running in its new location as quickly as possible.
One of the most important things to consider when relocating your office is to make sure that all of your communications have been set to notify whoever needs to know of the move. Whether your business primarily operates by being customer-facing or not, your clients should always be kept up to date with where they can find you. Your address and office telephone number will change, so it is pivotal that you make sure you alter this information on your website, any magazines or flyers that are published, and even on your email signatures.
If your company has any sort of online presence, it is important that your address and telephone number is updated as this could affect your business’ ability to gain new clients if they cannot get in contact with you easily. You should also take steps to amend any mistakes that will now exist across your social media platforms and any directory websites will have your business listed under the wrong information.
Movement of Equipment
Of course, when relocating your office, you will need to take care when organisation how your equipment and furniture is going to be transported to your new place of work. Furniture may not be one of the first things that spring to mind when thinking of what encourages your employees effectively, but without comfortable chairs and an adequate amount of desk space, it can be hard to work at full capacity.
IT equipment also needs to be handled and moved correctly. If your employees have their own desktop computers, they will have information saved that is specific to them, so their computer will need to be properly labelled to ensure it gets returned to them. Other pieces of equipment such as data centres and servers also need to be moved with care as they are very important to the day to day running of a business and are likely to hold sensitive information.
Relocating your office can come with a bunch of hidden costs that you may not be aware of when first embarking on the move. You may have to pay for the cost of any dilapidation of the old office, any leases or specialist equipment that require specific measures to be moved, and access and timing limitations also need to be taken into consideration.
It is important to sit down and get to grips with the cost of the move, and make sure that the money you have set aside to not only pay for the office but also the transferring of goods and equipment, is enough to complete a successful move.
Contact Wessex Interiors
If you are wanting to relocate your office but are unsure about how to make the move as smooth as possible, please do not hesitate to get in contact with Wessex Interiors. Our experienced team will work to ensure that your office relocation is done easily and efficiently.