How to Avoid the Stress of Moving Offices
Avoid the stress of Moving Office
Funnily enough this blog posting was inspired by a recent New York City based visitor to HelpMovingOffice.com. The individual concerned works for a large Advertising Agency in the big apple, and was tasked with managing the entire office relocation.
They came across our website having Googled "how to cope with the stress of planning an office move". As luck would have it, we've got the perfect answer to this question which we thought we'd share with everyone.
Managing and organizing an office relocation can be a time-consuming, complicated and STRESSFUL journey into an unknown world. But the good news is that when it comes planning an office move there are certain factors that can be controlled (and by doing so will considerably ease the stress levels!).
Start the Planning & Preparation EARLY
Making an early start to the planning and preparation will give your office relocation a head-start and a better chance of a successful outcome. Best practice dictates that you should start reviewing your options 9-18 months prior to your lease expiration, regardless of whether you are considering renewing, renegotiating or relocating.
Make it a Team Effort
There's no need to shoulder all of the workload on your own, and a team effort will enable you to delegate tasks, and provide both operational and strategic assistance throughout the project to ensure your office move happens on time.
Set a Budget & Stick to it
Moving office without a budget is asking for trouble! The best was of managing your office move costs is to set a realistic budget and stick to it. You'll need to get quotes for everything, record them and update them using the Moving Office Budget Planner.
Engage the right Office Move Professionals
Working with the right Office Relocation Professionals will not only guide you through the entire moving office process, they'll also save you money in the long-run and make sure you don't make any critical mistakes.
Communicate, Communicate, Communicate!
Communication is an essential part of managing an office move, especially as far as your staff are concerned. You'll need to inform your staff about how the relocation is going to effect them, and ensure they are regularly updated to help maintain positivity and motivation.
Remember - it's a just a PROCESS!
Moving office is just a process, and just like any other process, it can be broken down into more managable and "bite-sized" chunks. Making full use of our FREE Office Move Checklists, Planning documents and handy tips will carry you through the process so that nothing gets forgotten and stress levels are kept to a minimum.
For a full list of the Golden Rules of Moving Office Click Here.
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