Office Relocation Inventory
Managing an office relocation project will require you to carry out a thorough inventory of your office furniture, IT equipment, office service providers and vendors. It sounds like a lot to take on, but putting together an accurate Office Relocation Inventory will enable you to review and assess what you currently have, and how it can be improved or updated in the new office.
Every business needs a fresh start in their new office to improve productivity and function as best they can in a new environment. So to help achieve this, here's what you should consider when carrying out your Office Relocation Inventory:
Take a good look at your office furniture. A bit tardy? No longer fit for it's purpose? An office move is good time to be ruthless about what needs to go, what can be sent for recycle and what items are you taking with you. You'll then find out what office furniture items you need to buy new. If you are taking some office furniture items with you to the new office, make sure they're in keeping with your new office design, color scheme and general look and feel.
Make sure you're with the very latest technology and have the very best IT comms in your new office. If you're upsizing in the new office and recruiting more staff, you may need a new business phone system to accommodate growth and improve your company's communication capabilities.
Review Office Service Providers and Vendors
Included in your Office Relocation Inventory should be a list of all the supplier contracts your business holds, including office stationery, telecom vendors and office cleaning (to name but a few!). Make a list of what you are currently paying, assess the service they offer so you can establish whether you should switch suppliers to make sure you are getting the very best value and service standard.
Use the Checklists available on HelpMovingOffice.com to remind you of what items need to be included in your Office Relocation Inventory. Two of the most important checklists for this are the IT Relocation Checklist and the Office Move Checklist.
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