How To Plan A Business Office Move
When you are moving your business to a new location there are a lot more elements to take into consideration than a general house move so it’s important to take the time to plan every aspect of the move carefully.
Things which need to be planned for include how you will communicate the move to your staff, customers and suppliers. Does the move mean they can no longer work for you or will lose your business potentially?
Communicating about a business move requires careful thought and planning and it’s important to be as transparent as possible. Staff should hear about it directly from the business and not through rumors and gossip.
It’s important to think about how the business will continue to run during the move, particularly if it’s going to take some time to dismantle equipment, physically move and then get everything back up and running again.
There are a lot of Madison WI moving companies to choose from. The earlier you can book a date with a mover the better, as then you can start to plan back from the moving date.
A business contingency plan is also something to be factored in – what will happen if the computers don’t come back online straight away in the new premises, or there is problem with the phone lines, for example?
When planning a business office move make sure your chosen Madison movers are fully able to safely move the particular kind of equipment which your business uses and speak to them about sourcing specialist packing services to help you secure all of your equipment professionally before it goes into transit.
Once you have told your staff, set out your contingency plan and booked the moving company, then it’s important to create a strict timetable to plan the move stage by stage. Are all staff moving in one go or are certain departments going first?
Are you providing transport for staff, or are you moving all the equipment at the weekend and expecting staff just to turn up at the new place on the Monday? All of these things need to be planned and communicated to everyone involved.
Plan to have your IT and telecoms teams working overtime during the move as they will need to be disconnecting all of the office equipment and also reinstalling it all in the new premises, and troubleshooting if things go wrong so make sure they are all aware of what is expected, well in advance.
Planning a business move requires a lot of thought, forward planning and logistics but with help from a professional Madison WI moving company there is no reason why it can’t all run incredibly smoothly, without a hitch.
Madison Moving Pros is always here to help you out. Give us a call at (608) 208-6320 to speak with a real live person and get your move date in the books.