22 May Elliott Afrovan Makes Moving and Office Relocations in Gauteng Simple
When is the right time to move your Gauteng business to a new area? What is considered a good reason to relocate? A business may have grown, its products or services might have changed, or the economy may have become more or less favourable for business. Any of these reasons could have you looking into moving and office relocations in Gauteng. Regardless of your reasons for wanting to relocate your business, one of your top concerns is likely to be that of cost. How your office relocation affects your bottom line is of utmost importance and so you have to consider a number of things before you get started with the move.
How Will the Relocation Affect Your Staff Members?
It can be hard to find employees with the right qualifications and reasonable salary expectations. If you need labour that is specialised and affordable, your business premises must be easily accessible to them. If you are relocating your office to a remote place, consider how it will affect your workforce. Remember that change can be stressful for people and if you are relocating, you must allow for a transition period so that your staff can settle into the new surroundings and work environment. Acquire as much assistance as possible to ensure that any setting up of the new office space is not left solely up to your workforce.
How Will the Relocation Affect Your Customer Base?
Moving offices because your business has outgrown your current premises is one thing. Doing it at the detriment of your customer base is quite another. Make sure that your new premises can be easily found by your customers and that they will be happy to travel there, especially on Gauteng’s congested roads. Is the area safe? Consider the type of customer you have before you choose a new area. You should also make sure that you advertise your intention to move well in advance so that it does not come as a surprise to your customers. Feeling left out of the process or ill informed can spur on negative feelings amongst your customer base and that is bad for your business’ bottom line.
How Will You Move Your Stock, Furniture, and Valuables?
It is quite easy consider moving to new premises, but actually doing it can be quite tough. It is a time-consuming process that requires a well-thought-out plan and strategy. It can be especially challenging if you have heavy machinery, sensitive IT equipment, or valuable items that need to be treated with exceptional care. Finding a furniture moving company in the area that has experience, skilled moving teams, and vehicles designed to move specialised and valuable items can be a tall order. Make a list of every single item that has to be moved so that the removals team can consider the task at hand and advise you accordingly. Leaving it until the last minute could result in costly damage and additional moving expenses.
Don’t Underestimate the Value of Professional Packing and Unpacking
It may sound convenient to use your staff members to box, bubble wrap, carry, pack, and move items. Unfortunately, it is not realistic, because you will find that your staff members will struggle to juggle regular work tasks and relocation preparations, and this can lead to lack of enthusiasm or disgruntled murmurings in the workplace. This can lead to items being poorly packed or even getting lost in the move, which can be costly and frustrating. Use your removals company to their full capacity. At Elliott Afrovan, we provide a full service, which includes boxing of files and documents, packing up complete offices, dismantling and setting up furniture, bubble-wrapping fragile items, taping boxes up, labelling items to be moved, and so on. With a comprehensive service like this, you can expect a great deal of the moving stress to be eliminated from your entire workforce.
If you would like to learn more about our moving and office relocation services in Gauteng, simply get in touch with us at Elliott Afrovan. We offer an all-inclusive packing, moving, and unpacking service. Feel free to send us an email or to give us a call to find out more about our services and how we can assist you further.