One of the most common reasons why businesses relocate is for purposes of expansion. This means there is often a lot of excitement as the firm prepares for relocation to a new and often better space. As most business managers and staff focus on planning the new office warming party, they forget the important stuff. This means that you often have a spell of hair plucking, confusion, head banging, frustration, name calling and resignations after many business relocations. This will naturally lead to reduced production as everyone tries to deal with the consequences of a poorly planned and executed relocation.
Planning your move to a new location is extremely important as it will ensure you enjoy a seamless continuation of business operations at your new place. Failing to plan will, on the other hand, result in huge losses being reported by departments. For best results, it is advisable to call in professional business movers who have the necessary experience, expertise, and equipment to help you plan and execute your move with the bare minimum interruption to your operations.
Here are the three things you need to consider when relocating business premises.
Business relocation should be an exciting time for all. It’s an opportunity to affect positive change management, improvement in business performance, increased morale & momentum. But for some people, change can be unsettling and this can certainly be the case with a business relocation where some staff might feel resistant to change. With this in mind, a business relocation will require businesses to fully utilize their change management skills. The key here is to anticipate the likely issues before they are raised as well as encourage open dialogue well in advance of any business relocation. Providing staff with a clear message of the reasons behind the move and the benefits it will bring will help get your employees on board with what you are wanting to achieve.
Remember that, at the same time as the Business Relocation Process is going on, your company has to continue to run its business and focus on its existing workload, commitments and lighting. You will want to ensure that distractions are kept to a minimum and that any “negative vibes” surrounding your business relocation are dealt with before they get out of hand.
2.New business Setup .
The new business location will almost always be arranged in a new and different way as compared to the old one. With a good plan, IT, communications and other installations and equipment from the old premises should be arranged in the best manner so as to save you time and money that would be needed to buy additional materials.
3. Involve your staff and clients.
Staff involvement when moving office is an important part of achieving a successful business relocation project. It’s a fact of life that people that feel involved and engaged in a process will buy into it more than when they feel neglected or excluded. Consider having a representative from Radiant Exterior Lighting in St. Louis MO each department on an internal business relocation team and hold regular meetings where you can involve them in each stage of the business relocation. Warn your clients and employees of your plans way ahead of time. This will give your employees a chance to find a new place to rent, if necessary. A key operational benefit of doing this is that they can then not only act as “champions” for their department but also identify any issues pertaining to their area of expertise prior to the business relocation – and then provide valuable input into the solutions.
Some of your clients will not be able to go with you. If so, they will appreciate the advance notice that allows them to find another company to replace your services. In return, they just might refer you to somebody to replace their business in the place you’re moving to. Or they just might figure out a way to retain your services despite the move. They will be more inclined to do that if you warn them ahead of time.
Having a professional moving company take charge of your business relocation will significantly reduce a headache normally associated with relocation. The process of movement will begin with the development of a detailed relocation plan that seeks to counter all the challenges that are expected to occur during and after the move. Once the plan is ready, the moving company will bring in Exterior Lighting professional technicians and movers to take out and pack installations and equipment which will be reinstalled and setup at the new business location. That way you save time, money and have the peace of mind to fully and truly enjoy your office warming party.