If your business is getting itself ready to hop, skip and jump to shiny new premises, then there’s probably a greater number of people to think about than when you move house. Whether you’re a small business or medium-sized, you’ll have a team of individuals whose lives are going to be as affected by the change as yours is. It always works better if, instead of letting them be dragged along passively with you, you involve them in the move, take their voices into account and let them feel part of the process. If there aren’t obvious ways of achieving this occurring to you immediately, then here are some of our ideas for pulling it off. After all, it’s almost certainly going to be a smoother transition with everyone on the same page.
The last thing you need when you’re faced with the daunting prospect of moving offices is to forget crucial details and stumble haphazardly through the whole thing. Too much error can mean huge loss of productivity and a commensurate loss of revenue. With the right preparation, however, your move can be swift and successful. The trick is to give yourself plenty of time – enough time, in fact, for the odd thing to go wrong (and then be righted). No one’s perfect and no office move can be entirely without mishap. However, if you follow some guidance, take advice when necessary and keep a cool-ish head, it can be much easier than you’d dare anticipate. Here are some things to check off your list as moving day approaches: