Moving an entire business is a big deal. Not only will you have to fill out the required legal documentation, tax info, and changes of address, you also have to deal with the human component of the move. Many workers grow accustomed to their office space and office moving can throw them for a spin. Here are some tips on how to get your workers ready and excited for the big office move.
Talk to your employees
First things first, make sure to keep your employees informed on every aspect of the move. Also, make sure to speak to them one on one to hear any comments, concerns, or ideas about the office move. Employees will respect the fact that you give time to their considerations and will be more motivated if they feel as if they have a determinate say during office moving.
You will also need to create a thorough itemized list of everything you have in the office that you will need to move. Things like chairs, tables, printers, fax machines; whatever it is you need, make sure to keep a comprehensive list of all the office’s items. This includes important files like client info, employee payrolls, tax documentation, and legal documents.
Make moving teams
To make thing more efficient, assign everyone in the office to some team that will handle a particular task. For example, one group could handle getting the furniture ready, while another team can focus on organizing documents. Splitting everything into smaller tasks gives everyone a tangible goal to work towards.
Figure out what new things you will need/don’t need
Office moving is a good time to clean house and declutter. Once you have an itemized list of everything, go through and figure out what things you can get rid of and what new amenities you will need. Odds are you will have to at least pick up some table and chairs for the new office space. Getting rid of unnecessary items makes the moving process easier too.
If you are planning office moving, give Priority Movers a call at 858-256-4808. We are a full-service moving company serving San Diego, CA and will help you plan every aspect of the move.