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It’s important to move offices once in a while. It might be that rent is cheaper elsewhere, or your team is growing to such a size that rented offices are no longer worthwhile. Heading to your first industrial estate can be an exciting time and prospect, and potentially paves the way for big things in the future. However, there are a few things to iron out first and foremost. We’d suggest that in order to move to the new office with the least difficulty possible, you should take into account the following:
Moving At Night
It’s important to move outside of office hours. Moving to a new place can be done in stages, and in order to continue the long term profitability of your firm, sometimes ensuring you impede as little as possible on your working capacity is important. Of course, this is only possible with a service like Shiply if you can ensure that you do not commit noise pollution in the area. Certain isolated industrial areas will often allow for this to happen, but be sure to check with your local authority first. If you can do this then you can move non-essential items first, and then moving the entire IT system can take place over the space of a couple days. This allows your staff the chance to keep working at their duties until the very last possible moment. From an administrative viewpoint, this is a great idea.
Keep Communications Tight
You need to update your staff with any small decision, any small requirement and any small update you have. When you cater to this, communications will best facilitate the entire endeavor, and not impede it. When you do this you’ll find that your new office is something that generates excitement among the staff, and not something that makes them fearful of the new working capacity. If possible, introduce the office to them through visitations or simply sharing pictures through company wide emails. Allow and encourage the staff to practice the commute if you’re moving a little way away. This way every staff member feels encouraged and catered for, and respected through this time of change. That’s a pretty good thing for any employee to feel.
A new office yields you plenty of potential. Before you move items in there, it’s important to both understand how you want to utilize the space, and how you’re going to practically achieve that. Draw up simple floor plans with realistic sizing dimensions allowing you to ensure how much space the office has, where items will be placed and how this can best correspond to the fire code you and your firm follows. When you economize space in this way, you allow for a greater potential clarity in your design vision. If you need to be sure to hire an interior architect, an office planner or even a feng shui expert depending on your leanings.
With these tips, you can be sure that your new office is something that encourages your firm, and doesn’t impede it with difficulty.