Moving offices can and should be seen by many as a positive step towards growth. If you need to extend your departments, potentially move to a higher or lower cost area, or simply wish to head to pastures new, an office move could be a great decision for you and your firm. However, be sure to completely be one hundred percent behind this decision, as you are responsible for an entire team, and the life decisions they will have to make.
It might be that you hope your entire team travels to another state with you. It might be you hope to extend and hire your office to maximum capacity. Whatever your reason and expectations you have for your staff, at the very least it is customary to make the right decisions. Here’s how:
You ideally should give at least half a year to four months notice about the move. This is quite a long time, but will allow staff to either give you direct notice of dismissal or generate plans to come along with your firm. It’s likely that some will stay, some will want to go. That means that this timeline not only serves them, but serves you. As they hand in their notices of resignation, you will be able to begin hiring for the new office in time. This can mean the day you set up at the new place, you will have a fully equipped staff ready to go.
Of course, you can put all the plans in place, but the real, tangible effort of moving will require… well, effort. You can try and ask some staff to help you with this, but expect to pay them for the trouble. Asking your staff to box up their wares on the last day and either take personal effects home or ensure their computers are well packaged and labelled can help you move those goods into the trucks. You will need a removal company well versed in corporate affairs to handle this move, and we’d recommend MyBekins – click here for more. Thousands upon thousands of dollars worth of equipment must be taken to this new environment, and for that you need a solid coverall insurance policy.
With the right team to help, taking all of these goods to your office can be an easy time, allowing you to set up and:
Orient The New Office
Ideally, before you get to this point you should have laid plans as how to use the new space. You will be able to do this by measuring how many people per room you’d like to include, and decide what departments are to be found where. Orienting the office space to give staff more or less room, to face a certain direction or to potentially allow for group conversation is your choice to be made, and it pays to have all of this chiseled out in advance. This will save you time when setting up and hoping to start the new chapter with efficiency.
With these tips, moving offices is sure to be a breeze.