Business productivity doesn’t have to change just because your location does. Try these steps to create a stress-free moving experience for you and your employees.
- Establish a Plan
It’s important to create a plan of action before moving day. Establish areas of your work space that you will pack in the weeks leading up to the move. Talk to your employees about the timeline for the last day at the office and moving into the new offices. Be sure to add time to unpack and organize the new office space.
- Remember Functionality
As you plan your moving strategy, keep business functionality in mind. You want to ensure that you and your employees will be able to maintain a steady level of productivity throughout the moving process. If your business is heavily based on telephone communication, then plan to disconnect the phone lines last. If you can afford it, have new phone systems in place at the relocation site so you can continue conducting business until the last possible day. Communicate with your moving company about what type of functionality you need to maintain. Experienced moving companies will have some helpful tips!
- Go Digital
If you haven’t already gone digital, then consider converting your filing cabinets of paperwork into digital files on your computer. Using digital files reduces your need for storage facilities and the amount of material you’ll need to move. If there are files of business archives you just can’t throw away, consider storing them during your office relocation.
- Stay Organized
Through every step of the moving process, it’s important to stay organized. Schedule a day where your employees can come in and unpack their boxes. Consider coordinating unpacking and arranging heavier items, such as computers and furniture, with your moving company. Try to have extra resources available to you throughout your move, including a nearby copy center or fax machine for business use.
If you’re ready to enlist a moving company for your office relocation, consult Hall Line Moving. We are the oldest United Van Lines agent on Long Island and we offer storage facilities for your files and furniture as well as efficient moving day service. Call us today at (631) 343-2097.