Every good business is bound to expand at some point when things start falling into place. At this stage, you might need to relocate to a new office space that can accommodate all the employees. You’ve signed the lease, now what?
Making this move can be very intimidating, especially if it’s your first time and you’re going away from your current locality. For one, having to stop the normal operations to cater to the move and letting all your clients know can be a demanding process.
However, with the right strategy, your first step towards a new life in business shouldn’t be intimidating.
At Madison Offices, we understand the struggle of moving which is why we try our best to help you transition into your new office space. We believe in making lists which is why this list of tasks will ensure the smoothest transition into your new offices.
Assign A Move Leader
The first, and most important step, is to assign someone the responsibility of being in charge of organising and completing the move. This will entail a great deal of time and whoever is doing it should have there regular work load reduced to ensure they have the time to do a thorough job coordinating the move.
Insure Your Things
The very first thing you should look to sort out is the insurance cover of all your things, from furniture to computers to other machines used by the business.
Take An Inventory
It is important to take the time to take a complete inventory of your furniture and equipment. This will allow you to plan the locations of the items in your new space and determine if you need to buy anything else.
Now that you’ve sorted out the factors above, you can then schedule the movers. Of course, you’ll interrupt the normal operations within your business in one way or another. You will end up having some of your employees working at the office for only a few hours within the move week. You need to be aware of this and make appropriate arrangements.
Telecommunications & Internet
In this day and age telecommunications and Internet are critical factors to the functioning of most businesses. Check out your options. If you are going to make a change, this is a good time to do it. All of our tenants at Madison Offices are on optimum speed broadband and if you’re unsure on where to start, we can make recommendations.
Change Your Address
Your mail address is another crucial factor, and most people end up forgetting about it. As such, some of your parcels might be delivered to the wrong address for the first few days or weeks, and that’s something you’d want to avoid. Make sure you edit all your documents, social media details, and other online platforms immediately.
Whether it’s your first time moving offices or not, this list will ensure the smoothest transition into your new work space.