The Pitfalls of an Office Relocation
Moving office is both an exciting and turbulent time for any company. Whilst the relocation project is underway you have to keep working, generating income and ensure that the move does not affect the day-to-day running of the business - even throughout the move day itself.
The problem is, for smaller businesses, they don't have the internal skills needed to project manage an office move to make it such a smooth and seamless process.
Below are three of the common mistakes and pitfalls of an office relocation, to give you a greater understanding of what is required to plan and execute a smooth office move:
Many companies do not allocate enough time to the critical elements of the planning process. Take for example the time it takes to set up your new office with new phone point installations and network cabling. There are often long lead times for standard telephone lines, even longer for VoIP phone system stipulated by telecom companies, and so many companies forget that this critical aspect of your office relocation is something that needs thought, consideration and planning.
Lack of Project Management
An office relocation project doesn't just "happen" by itself, it needs to be carefully planned and managed by someone internally who has the time and organization skills to dedicate to the project. Make sure you have an Office Move Checklist to guide you through what needs to be done - and when to do it.
Not Thinking Ahead
There are many components of an office relocation that need to be considered in the wider context of the business. The amount of office space you need, IT and telecom services and flexible office design are all key factors that are likely to change as your business grows and evolves. So if you're going to relocate an office its worth looking at how you foresee your business at the end of the office lease and make sure you put measures in place to accommodate your growing business.
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