Moving a corporate office is a big task. Whether you’re scaling up or downsizing for efficiency, moving in or out of the city, there are a lot of components to take care of. So, if you find yourself in the position of coordinating the office relocation, we’ve got a few key moving tips for businesses to make this process easier.
Plan well in advance
Give your IT team three months advance notice to start planning the transfer of all things technical: equipment, internet plans, phone connections, etc. They will need to evaluate the new space for any upgrades that need to be made, either to the infrastructure or to equipment being brought to the new office. When relocating a corporate office, you want your landing to be as smooth as possible on the tech side, so do the legwork well in advance.
Lighten your load
Don’t bring things you don’t need. Shred all unnecessary papers, get rid of office furniture that has been collecting dust and sell or donate equipment that you won’t be needing anymore. Anything you choose to donate can be used as a tax write-off, so check with your accountants to make sure you document everything you need to.
Help employees be well-organized
When employees are packing their belongings and individual supplies, have them put their names on the outside of the box in multiple places so the movers can put them in the appropriate location according to the layout chart you made. To be extra sure, you can also put name cards in the correct locations at your new office to help your movers to be efficient and organized.