Usually the thought of any form of relocation will send shivers down the spine of any business owner or manager. They may have learned from past experience or heard horrific stories of companies who completely lost the impetus after moving their offices, and how it took those months to recover.
That’s why it’s important to plan for every eventuality when a company decides to move their offices so that the minimum disruption is caused, and the customers and staff quickly get back into a routine.
The simple steps involved in relocating offices.
Depending on the size of the business and the nature of its operations moving offices can be carried out in different ways. Smaller companies can usually plan. Their relocation accordingly and preferably by making their big move over the weekend, and it was a public holiday weekend, better still. With the help of professional relocating movers, everything can be packed and unpacked and back in place and ready for business without a hitch.
Relocating a larger company
Obviously, the larger the company the more complicated and demanding their relocation the relocation is liable to be. Many companies soften the blow of moving by keeping possession of both properties and gradually moving in during the course of the evenings and weekends till the entire move is completed. That way the company’s offices can continue to operate, although at half pace, and with some, but not totally unable to live with disruption.
Relocating a very large company
Companies don’t always start out large but some of them end up getting that way. These companies may have experienced dynamic growth and have simply reached a stage where they have outgrown their existing premises and need to move to a property more befitting their status. These companies may be fortunate to have sufficient cash flow to duplicate their entire roster of fixtures and fittings, computers and printers and everything else that they need to run an efficient and busy office administration. Before moving into new premises the company will go out and completely refit the new premises, while the old office system and staff continue to operate in the original premises. Once everything is ready to go, then it’s a simple case of moving everything that is vital in terms of information gathering systems to the new premises. After that all that is left in the former premises can be sold off or disposed of at the owner’s convenience.
Andrew is a office relocation specialist with over 4 years experience helping small and medium businesses relocating. Andrew is also an active blogger and forum contributor.