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Office Relocation: A Step-by-Step Guide

Step By Step Guide to Office Relocations

If you are involved in the planning, management of organization of your company's office relocation then read on to find out what you need to be focused on.

Office Relocation Planning

Take the time to get a thorough understanding of the office relocation process rather than just diving in. Organizing an office relocation need not be a stressful experience if you pay proper attention to the planning.

Use Office Relocation Checklists

You can save hours of time in the planning of your office relocation by using our free moving office checklists. They'll tell you what needs to be done -and then when and how to do each task. The intelligent use of office relocation project planning documents, spread sheets and moving office checklists will help with the planning of the office move and act as your road map for the many tasks involved with the office relocation project.

Have a Relocation Timeline

The best way to ensure that your office move stays on schedule is to utilize the Moving Office Timetable. This free and interactive document identifies all the major actions required for an office move and tells you when to do them.

Use Office Relocation Professionals

Most failed office moves result from companies trying to go it alone with the understandable (but misguided) intention of saving money. This is a false economy. Best practice and experience clearly shows that companies that don't work with external office relocation experts (Tenant Rep Brokers, Real Estate Attorneys, Office Design Companies, IT Relocation experts and Office Moving Companies) waste unnecessary time and money - and end up paying more for each stage of their office move.

Communicating the Office Relocation

Your office move will require you to be mindful of change management procedures. A change in the workplace is going to be unsettling for some employees and office move managers need to develop a strategy to involve staff in the office move. Make information available to them and hold regular meetings with staff (or department heads) to update them with the progress of the office relocation. They will want to know the reasons behind the office move and they'll need to know what's expected of them over the course of the office relocation period. Refer to the HR Guide to Moving Office for advice on how best to communicate the office move to your staff.

Planning an Office Relocation? Check out these other free Office Relocation Resources for step-by-step guides for your entire office move.


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