Office relocation is not as simple as just throwing everything in a box and showing up to a new building on Monday morning.
From potentially longer commutes, to the cost of a completely new office design – there are a lot of aspects that encompass your move. What should you focus on when office relocation is a must?
Create Steady Flow of Communication
Employees can often feel out of the loop with office relocations, and it’s important to make sure that everyone stays on the same page. You should let your employees know that this may be a hectic time, and everyone needs to work together to make sure a smooth transition occurs. The actual relocation of the office may require the attention of the owner or operating manager for a specific period of time, so it’s a good idea to establish a chain of communication during the moving process. There will be a few hiccups with any move, but you want to focus on keeping disruptions to a minimum.
Understand the New Layout
Every new office building will come with a set of pros and cons, and you need to understand what works and what doesn’t when trying to create the right office design. An office design should flow to allow for maximum productivity. Addressing issues with outlets, space, and functionality should all be parts of your initial office design plans. You can find out what issues the previous tenants may have had, and you can work with the building owner to see if these problems can be addressed. You may just have to work around the layout of the space, but you will at least be prepared to create a game plan for how and where furniture and equipment will be set up.
Utilize Your Staff in Office Design
A smart business owner knows that his or her greatest asset is people. Employees normally have a pretty sharp eye when it comes to taste, so it can pay off when you give your employees a platform to pitch ideas. The aesthetics of your older office may not have appealed to your current client base, but office relocation allows you to start from scratch. You will be pleasantly surprised at some of the creative and effective ideas your staff can produce.
A new office is like a new beginning, and working with a design firm can start your business on the path to further success.
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