7 Office Relocation Mistakes You Cannot Afford To Make

Regardless of the size of your business, if you decide to relocate, it has significant consequences. Thankfully, the vast majority of those consequences are positive. However, there can also be negative consequences of relocating, which tend to occur due to mistakes made leading up to the move and on the day of the move. You want to avoid those mistakes, so here are seven of the most common, which also happen to be the ones that can be the most costly.

Not Hiring Professional Removalists: If we were asked what is the worst mistake a business can make regarding relocating, it would be this one. Trying to do it yourself or using cheap labour is simply not going to work and will more likely lead to chaos. Professionals from Brilliance Removalists Melbourne can help plan your move, provide the correct packing materials, offer a packing service, and be insured against mishaps.

Insufficient Planning And Preparation: This applies to any project you undertake, but the fallout from little or no planning can be enormous in the case of relocation. Planning will help the move run smoothly and allow time for hitting removalists and office cleaners. Without a plan or proper preparation, the day of the move will be chaotic. You will undoubtedly annoy many people you do not wish to, such as your staff and current and future landlord, and your customers could be adversely affected, too.

Not Involving Your Staff In The Relocation Process: Your staff are your business’s most significant asset, so why any business owner would exclude them from the revocation process is a mystery. It would be best if you had your staff get behind the relocation so that it can be successful, so involve them in the decision, the planning, and the implementation of the relocation so that they start in their new surroundings feeling positive.

Not Communicating With Those Who Matter: Proper and timely communication throughout your relocation can differentiate between a poor and a successful relocation. You can make the list of people as long as you wish. Still, you should undoubtedly include staff, directors, shareholders, suppliers, customers and third parties who interact with your business, such as utility companies.

Not Taking The Opportunity To Declutter Your Office: Relocating your business can bring you supplemental benefits, and one of them is the chance to completely declutter your office so that there is nothing unneeded or unwanted in your new office. Examples include old or broken furniture, office equipment that does not work, paperwork archives that are no longer required, and just about any other piece of junk that currently adds to the clutter in your office.

Underestimating The Necessary Budget: A mistake some business owners make is that the budget they set aside for relocation is purely the cost of the removalists. We must point out there will be other costs to consider. One example is lost revenue due to the business being closed for at least one day. Others will be the costs associated with setting up your new office, including hiring IT staff or decorators, plus the cost of new office furniture and equipment.

Not Having Your New Location Setup Properly For The Move: It is all very well ensuring that everything is organised at your current premises, but what about your new location? Have you planned the layout? If you’ve decluttered, have you purchased new office furniture and equipment? How about arranging for utilities to be ready when you arrive, including power, water, telecoms, and internet?