There are many reasons why your business may be moving into another office. Perhaps you’re trying to get closer to your customers or your company may be expanding into a different territory. A new building may offer better amenities that will help you retain employees or you may have simply outgrown your current space. Whatever the reason, an office relocation can be an integral step in the development of a business. However, it also can be a major disruption.
When a business moves into a new space, a rocky transition period can make it difficult to serve customers. Employees may be confused about where they will be working. Essential power and data infrastructure might not be fully functional. Customers may not have any idea what is happening. Although a successful office move can help secure a company’s future, a mismanaged relocation can hurt its reputation. That’s why it’s important to have an office moving checklist to help the moving process cause as few interruptions as possible.
A little organization and planning can save a lot of headaches later. If your business is getting ready to relocate soon, see the accompanying checklist provided courtesy of Kate Houston of Ward North American. It contains numerous helpful office moving tips that can minimize the disruption.
Kate Houston is Director of Client Services at Ward North American. She attended Minot State University, and has more than 25 years of experience in the transportation and relocation industry.