After the Office Move - Tips on getting settled in
So you've moved into your new office and now it's time to get organized and settle into your new workplace. After all the upheaval of shifting boxes and planning the office move, you may feel like taking a well earned vacation, but sadly you can't quite put your feet up just yet!
It's time to get your new office organized and ensure everything is working as it should, everything is in it's right place, and you're ready to greet your clients again and get back to business.
To help you along the way, here are some handy tips to get your office up and running efficiently:
Office Space Planning
Take a walk through your new office, do you have to detour around obstacles? Can each employee work comfortably and efficiently at their workplace? Are printers and copiers at easy distance for those who use them most? Be sure all the things in your new office are arranged for maximum efficiency.
Clear Desk Policy
Start as you mean to go on in your new office and keep it tidy. Encourage staff to clear their desks of clutter and clear out what they don't use. This will help to give everyone in the new office a fresh-start feeling.
Get to know your neighbors
Having new neighbors can open up a whole world of new opportunities for your business. Why not give yourself a welcome party in your new office to help get to know the other office tenants in your building? Doesn't have to be anything grand, but will help improve your relations with those whom you share your working day.
Making it homely
Your staff are going to spend as much time in the new office as they do at home, so give your new office that homely feel by introducing new office supplies such as plants or art that will liven the place up and serve a positive purpose in their new office environment.
Ask staff for feedback
Keep staff involved throughout the relocation process by asking them for feedback once they are settled in their new office. After all, having a happy and motivated workforce will maximize business profitability and efficiency. They may well have some great ideas on how to use your new office space for maximum output.
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