Office moves can be tricky, particularly if you don’t have a precise idea of what to do and how to plan it properly from the start. Whether you have a small business or a large enterprise, moving your office to a new location can be a stressful time – not only for your staff, but equally for you as well. And whilst there are many things to consider, such as the layout of the new office, the removals firm to employ, and the items to pack and transport, there are also some factors that you need to think about. These factors may take the back seat to the other previously-mentioned factors, but they are no less important.
So what other factors should you think about when planning an office move?
Decoration and planning
Of course, one of your first tasks would be to plan your new office’s layout. Planning your office’s layout would mean visiting the office, drawing out a map of the different areas, and then deciding where to place different items and equipment. But apart from deciding where to put your workstations, furniture, and the like, it might also be a great idea to plan the decoration of your new office and its colour scheme. This way, even though you have only just moved in, your office can be cosier and have a more personalised look and appeal.
Your telecommunications needs
Even if you inform your customers and clients about your impending office move, it would still be better not to have your communications completely interrupted during your move. You can make arrangements for your telephone lines to divert to an alternative number whilst you are in the process of moving, or, if this is not possible, you can simply create a voicemail message so people who are trying to contact you can still leave a message if necessary.
If you can, you should also make sure in advance that your Internet connection is in place. The setup of your Internet connection should be prioritised a few days or even a week before your move so you can immediately begin checking emails and correspondence when you are done with the move.
Along with taking care of your telecommunications needs, you should also update your records to show your new address. Send emails to your contacts informing them of your new location and have new letterheads and business cards made with your new address. You should also have your post re-directed to your new address (this can easily be arranged with Royal Mail).
As expert removal companies Gloucester such as Advanced Removals & Storage would attest, doing the tasks mentioned above should make your move easier, more organised, and less stressful for all.