Moving offices is always stressful, and can involve a lot of moving parts. If you’re facing this dreaded task this summer, then follow our seven tips to take away some of the pain – and even make it an enjoyable process.
1. Consider location and rates
The choice of a new office is always hinged on two major points: the location, and the rates. Too good of a location, and you might not be able to afford the rates. Too good rates, and you might find yourself in the middle of nowhere.
The best solution is one that gives you a good result in both worlds. Adelphi Mill is ideally situated just outside of Manchester, which means we have excellent transport links as well as low rates.
2. Choose a low-volume time
When is your office at its quietest? That’s the time when you should be moving office. It might be something that you can narrow down to a specific week, or it might just be a case of picking a day of the week that will work better. Moving with the least possible disruption is key for keeping your business running smoothly.
3. Consider your employees
A change of venue can be hard for your employees. Make sure to consult with them beforehand. Do they still feel able to travel easily to work? Could they benefit from a more flexible working plan so that they do not have to travel so far every day? You may even find some employees have been anxious about the move, and you can reassure them ahead of time if you talk with them.
4. Get the move done for you
Having a firm come in and move your office for you will take a lot of the stress out of it. If you’re lucky, your new managed office will offer free moving services!
5. Change your address early
Make sure that you update your address on your website ahead of time, update your Google Maps listing, and let relevant clients or partners know of the change. If you leave it too late, important post will still be going to your old address, causing delays.
6. Use the opportunity
This is a great chance to get rid of the things you don’t need or are too old to function properly, and replace them. Whether that means old files, furniture, or equipment, don’t bother moving it if it isn’t worth it.
7. Invest in new design
How is your office layout working for you? Now is a great time to invest in office design and make sure that everything is set up as well as possible. Your layout can affect productivity, employee satisfaction, and more, so it’s important to focus on it.
With these tips in your mind, you should be able to see better results from your office relocation. Don’t let things get away from you – set up a plan as soon as possible so that everything is under control!