A business move from one location to another is exciting, but it can be extremely stressful without proper planning. This moving guide will help managers prepare for a smooth, seamless moving day.
Set a Timeline
The first step to a successful move is to create a timeline that includes every stage of the process and how much time each will take. Large offices might require six months or more, while smaller offices might have adequate time in three. Developing a realistic moving timeline involves consulting with a moving company and other vendors. Summers and holidays are busy times of the year, so booking a professional mover early is a necessity. Other vendors, including equipment leasing companies, electricians, telecommunications companies, etc., should also be consulted to determine their place in the timeline.
Create a Moving Committee
Around this time, management should draft a moving team with a representative of each department. They don’t necessarily have to coordinate the move, but they should be able to keep their department updated on progress and ensure each employee takes responsibility for their delegated tasks.
Visualize the New Office Space
Next, it’s time to start planning the new office space! A basic floor layout will be helpful in showing where all cubicles, temporary walls, desks, furniture, office equipment, and other items will be. It should include as much detail as possible, down to the location of electrical outlets and power strips, and offer solutions to the current office’s pain points.
Consult With Departments
A month or so before the move, each department should come up with a list of what it needs to settle in at the new office. The IT department, for example, will need telecommunications and network systems in place before moving in, reception might need leased copy machines and printers moved over by their appropriate vendors, and the breakroom’s appliances and furniture will need to be delivered and in-place before employees begin work. Anticipating these needs ahead of time will make for a seamless transition to the new space.
Book Your Office Movers Today
If you’ve just scouted your new location and are planning your office move, don’t forget to book your professional moving company as early as possible. Tate The Great Moving Company, LLC provides office moving services in Douglasville, GA. If you’re moving within a 500-mile radius of Atlanta, we can handle all your moving, packing, and delivery needs so that you can resume business as usual at your new location. Call Tate The Great Moving Company, LLC today at (770) 833-6603 to learn more.