Here are a Few Things to Consider when Moving Offices
The prospect of an office relocation or business move can be a daunting one, regardless of the size of the company. However, a relocation can often be unavoidable, as it may be required to meet the changing needs of the company. Whether you need to downscale or expand, you have to manage the move successfully, in order to minimise the disruptive impact that it can potentially have on your company’s operations.
When moving offices, there are a few things to consider if you want to plan and execute a flawless move and transition. Start by assessing your current business needs, as well as your short to medium term and longer term, expected future needs. What do you need from your business’s offices now, and what do you anticipate to need in one, three, five and ten years’ time, or even twenty years down the line?
Be brutally honest and entirely unambiguous about the reasons behind the office relocation. These can range from the expiry date of your lease, an unachievable increase in the rental, planned expansion or contraction of the company, or a reduction in overheads, etc. Take the short term and longer term needs of your business into account in your endeavour to effectively map out the appropriate office relocation strategy.
When Moving Office, Big Decisions Need to be Made
It can come as a surprise how soon in the process you need to start making the big decisions. This is why it is so crucial to know your objectives and to stick by them, so that you can ultimately achieve them. At this point, you need to gather all of the pertinent facts, which may include your current liabilities and obligations at your present base, as well as the details of the existing lease’s notice period. This will all impact on the subsequent planning process of your business.
As a start to ensuring that your office move goes down as smoothly as possible, the business’s management should reach a consensus about the reasons behind the office move. Important questions to answer at this stage may include:
- Where would you like to move to?
- How much space does your business require?
- When do you need to exit your current premises?
- What key features do you need in your new offices?
- What are your business’s planned objectives, including its growth plans, that the new offices need to satisfy?
By finding the answers to these often tough questions, you will be in a far better position to make the right decision regarding your office relocation. Keep in mind that an office move not only impacts you, but also your employees, clients, distributors and manufacturers. The move needs to be handled expertly to minimise the negative impact and frustrations on all key players.
Any office move, regardless of its scope or size, is a major undertaking and requires a team effort. At Elliott Afrovan, we go out of our way to help each client enjoy a smooth and hassle-free moving experience. When moving office, there are always many things to consider, some of which may not even occur to our clients. This is why we are happy to utilise our years of logistics experience to help you plan and execute a smooth relocation.
Trust Elliott Afrovan with Your Next Office Removal
At Elliott Afrovan, we are leaders in the planning, routing, distribution and logistics of IT equipment and office furniture, as well as space planning and decorating. For many years, we have been hard at work raising the standards of excellence in our industry, and helping countless companies make the successful and smooth move to new premises. Our nationwide network of seasoned industry professionals works to provide a flawless logistical solution to office removals that seeks to minimise the disruption of our clients’ business processes.
When you approach us for an office relocation solution, our seasoned Office and IT Relocation Project Managers use their experience in organising and facilitating office moving projects to make the process as easy as can be. We work closely with your team members and any other external players to plan and execute your office move, while adhering to your specific requirements. Speak to us today to find out how we can help make your move less stressful and have you settled in to your new premises with ease.