4 Essentials for Office Moves
When you're moving offices, the to-do list seems never-ending. You have to think of everything from packing up your belongings, transferring your phone and internet service, notifying everyone of your new address, etc. But even when you think you have it all covered, some things are likely to slip your mind.
That's why we've put together this list of the top four things you'll forget when moving offices. Keep reading to make sure your move goes as smoothly as possible!
1. Briefing Employees Throughout the Process
The office move may be a project that the company has been working on for months, but it can come as a surprise for employees. To avoid any confusion or feeling of being left in the dark, employers should keep employees updated throughout the process—from planning to packing to moving day. This will help ensure that everyone is on the same page and no one is caught off-guard by the office move.
Moving can be a stressful time for everyone involved, so it's essential to communicate regularly with employees and provide updates on the status of the move. This way, everyone will know what to expect and when to expect it.
Additionally, employers should provide packing services to employees if possible. This will help minimize the stress of packing and make the transition to the new office smoother. Packing services can include anything from providing boxes to packing and unpacking employees' desks.
By effectively communicating an office move with employees, employers can help make the transition smoother for everyone involved.
2. Collecting Accurate Inventory Data
One of the most important things you can do before office moving is to take inventory of everything that will be making the move with you. This means taking an inventory of all furniture, equipment, and office supplies. You should note its condition, quantity, serial number (if applicable), and any other pertinent information for each item.
This inventory will ensure that everything arrives at your new office in the same condition it was at your old office (and you don't leave things behind).
3. What's the Backup Plan?
Office moving can be a stressful time for employers. There are a lot of things that can go wrong, and if something does go wrong, it can be very costly. That's why it's important to have a backup plan in place.
There are a few things that you should consider when creating your backup plan. First, you should think about what could go wrong. What are the worst-case scenarios? What are some of the things that could cause a delay in the move?
Once you've thought about what could go wrong, you need to create a plan for how you would handle those situations. It's better to be safe than sorry, so make sure that you take the time to create a backup plan before your office move.
4. Updating Partners and Customers
Once you have a plan in place, it's time to start updating your partners and customers. You should reach out to them as soon as possible and let them know about the office move.
It's important to be clear and concise when you're communicating with your partners and customers. Ensure that you give them all of the information they need and let them know how the office move will affect them.
It's also important to keep your partners and customers updated. Let them know if there are any changes in the schedule or if there are any delays. Keeping them updated will help to ensure that disruptions are minimal and your reputation is enhanced.
We'll Help Your Office Move Succeed
Office moves can be hectic and stressful, but with a bit of organization and planning, they don't have to be. Contact the Clancy Relocation & Logistics team today at (845) 209-1560 for all your commercial moving needs – we would be happy to help!