Moving house is stressful, but moving a business is a different beast entirely. Whilst it is an exciting time as you look forward to your new space, there may be some challenges that you’ll need to overcome.
To help you overcome these challenges, and make your office move go as smoothly as possible, here are 5 important factors to consider.
- The Time Factor
If you’ve ever moved house, you will know that it always takes longer than you expect. The same thing often occurs when moving businesses. So, to ensure that you limit your spending and the stoppage of your business, it’s important to account for time appropriately.
You need to know how long it will take to pack up your current workspace, how long it will take to set up your new premises, and everything in between. Perhaps it will be worth ordering new furniture instead of moving your current items? This is another factor to consider.
Don’t forget about your staff! They need to know how long they will be working remotely or how long they will be waiting while the business shuts.
- Health and Saftey
As a business owner, you have certain obligations to provide a safe working environment for your employees. Before bringing in your team, enlist the help of a facilities management company. They will be able to conduct risk assessments, oversee any repairs, and ensure that your new location is as safe as can be.
They will also be able to ensure that your workplace is clean moving forward!
- Protect your Team
Don’t let the excitement of your new office be dampened by an anti-social incident like theft or vandalism. Having robust security at your new premises means that you and your staff can work safely and more productively!
A facilities management company can help with this, as well as looking after your cleaning needs too!
- Office Layout
One of the biggest barriers to rearranging your office is that it’s incredibly disruptive. Moving desks and furniture can get in the way of your employee’s work. At your new premises, however, you’ll have a clean slate to work with!
Take the time to try and plan your layout so people get back to work as quickly as possible.
- Your Budget
When relocating, it’s easy to get carried away with the excitement of your new location start spending money that you never meant. Set a firm budget before you even begin the process of searching for a new location to ensure you keep spending to a minimum.
By following this guide, you can make sure that your office relocation goes as smoothly as possible.