Office relocation is never a fun or easy process, as it involves shuttling tons of files, furniture, and people to a new location. In order to minimize disruption and increase efficiency, planning out your office relocation is critical. Here are some of our favorite ways to make office relocation a smooth process.
The Early Bird Gets the…Smooth Office Relocation
Starting early is the best way to make sure that your office relocation isn’t a hassle. There are many critical decisions to make about the space you’re moving into and the office design of your new place, so give yourself ample time to consult and make decisions. Make sure that you define a budget and timeframe immediately so that everyone, including vendors, knows what you are working with.
Communicate with the Whole Team
While office relocation might seem like a behind-the-scenes thing, proper communication with your employees is critical to a smooth move. The new office design should take into account the preferences and best working environments of your employees. New office furniture should be ergonomic and ideal for the independent or collaborative work that everyone engages in.
Beyond communicating throughout the actual design process, be communicative about the moving process. The more open that you are, the more likely your employees will be to help out along the way. If you have a large office relocation, it will take many different employees to set everything up and get the office back to normal. Don’t be afraid to develop task lists and assign different team leaders to give workers more buy-in and make them feel like they are a part of the process. Even if you are using movers, you will still need to work with employees to finish the office relocation.
A Smooth Office Relocation Process with American Design Associates
American Design Associates, Inc. is a furniture dealer and design firm serving clients throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. We strive to ensure that every customer ends up with the office design and furniture to help their business run for years to come. We have the expertise and resources to help you get your move off to a great stress-free start. Visit us online to see what we can do for you, or give us a call at (410) 823-5500. To see examples of our work and get more advice on furnishing your office space, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and Google+.