A commercial removal will often be a difficult time for you if you are the head of the business or the office manager. The fact of the matter is that there is never a good time to move office, but it will have to happen at some point, otherwise your business is not growing! If you find that you are in a position where you can plan ahead to ensure that the move does not affect the office in a panic stricken way, then you will be in a much better place to get the job done with zero stress. Have a look over the following ideas about how to ensure that your business relocation is an easy and calm affair.
Advance planning is the name of the game. If everyone in the office knows exactly how things are going to go ahead well in advance of the removal, then they will not be worried about it. You will find that there is a huge amount to be said for starting a few months in advance of the move, or at least as soon as you have the new place confirmed. Having the plan of action in place well before the move means that you need to start planning even before that, which makes things a rather prolonged affair! You will no doubt want to make sure that you have the best possible chance of getting the job done well, and that will usually mean meeting with your department heads, and the head of the professional office removal firm a long way in advance.
Department heads will give you a decent overview of the needs of their separate departments. You need to be sure that these people are stunted by those in their departments to give a fair overview of their worries and troubles, and not to work to their own means. If you are confident that this is the case, then you will be in a much better place to have all of your staff well looked after whilst the move is going ahead. Have a think about the ways in which you can reduce the impact that each element of the employee relocation has on the employees themselves.
Great moving companies are a massive help when it comes to ensuring that you are getting the move underway in a logical and productive manner, so be sure to spend some of your advance planning time finding one. The company will have a great knowledge in the removals business and will be a perfect way to differentiate between what is realistic in your plans, and what is not. You will find that the best way to prevent things getting too far down the unrealistic line is to have the moving firm present at the planning meetings, to ensure that your promises to your employees are not going to get in the way of a successful removal.
Finding the right time to do the move may not be down to you, but if you know the window well in advance, then you can be aware of it in the business that you do. There is no point on embarking on an intense, or particularly large bit of business with a client if you are only going to then have to go silent for a week or so as you move office and get everything set back up again. You will find that this will significantly help your office employees to stay calm throughout the process.