The ground is broken, the building plans have been finalized, and you and your employees are anxiously anticipating the day that everyone can move into the new commercial structure that will allow your company to expand its product line and serve more clients. There are many steps that need to be taken to guarantee that your business will operate smoothly during all phases of the transition.
Avoid Disruption For The Time Being
If you have clients who meet with you and your office staff on a routine basis, avoid broaching the topic of the move. There is no need to inform each and every person about the impending transition because doing so will probably result in you and your employees being bombarded with a series of questions or maybe even some skepticism, based upon the unknown. One thing that many people appreciate is the dependability of a business and the services that are offered.
The unknown can disrupt a solid relationship that you have forged with everyone. A better option is to complete all of the preparations, wait for the building to be constructed, and then reveal the changes during a public announcement. Because there will be a definitive date for the move and the grand opening of the new structure, you can confidently reveal the details surrounding the expansion and your clients will be able to drive by the new business, which may provide them with a sense of security that they are seeking.
Keep Everyone On Their Toes
Even though the actual move may be several months away, you and your employees shouldn't forego sorting through equipment and stock, disposing of unneeded items, or packing equipment that won't be needed in the immediate future. The more things that are completed now, the less likely that you and the others will be pressed for time to conduct the move, once the new building has been constructed.
To avoid losing sales or disrupting each worker's routine, plan the move on a weekend or during a time that you do not anticipate as much business as normal. You can even request that some of your employees volunteer to assist after hours. Large pieces of equipment will likely be transported by a professional moving crew.
Smaller items, including personal office supplies, decor that is displayed inside of offices, and customer invoices and personal files can be packed and moved by you and your employees. Allow each person to set up their new office space and get used to the new building, prior to hosting the grand opening of the business.
For more information or help with an office move, contact a local office moving service.