An office move is a big step for a small- to large-scale business. Aside from thinking about the actual move, you’ll also be planning the layout of your new space, talking with the office movers, coordinating with your staff, and keeping your business running.
Here are guidelines you can follow to make your operations go smoothly while you move.
1. Inform you customers in whatever means possible
You can’t lose customers just because you forgot to notify them. Go through all means possible to let them know you’re moving. You can try email blasts, newsletters, phone calls, or simply posting an announcement in your office. Constantly remind them until you move into your new space.
2. Change your address
Update your email signature, website, social media accounts, letterheads – everything that has your address on them. This ensures that your customers and partners don’t get confused when you move.
3. Plan the phases
Make the move in phases. Start packing one thing at a time whenever you get a downtime. Let your employees put away the things they rarely use. This saves you from cramming everything when the moving date gets closer.
4. Move on Off-hours
Big companies usually move in different stages over a course of time. Schedule a weekend or off-hours move so you avoid disrupting business operations. Make sure you to discuss your schedule with your removal specialist.
5. Take Note of Your Peak Season
As much as possible, schedule your move to your slow season for you. It’s best to settle the transition before you get into your peak season.
6. Throw a party
Invite your customers to your new office, and let your employees join in the fun, too! This helps foster a good relationship with them. This lets you introduce your new address to your customers, while keeping your team excited.