In the same way moving to a new home is a major decision not to be taken lightly, moving office also requires a lot of planning.
Businesses move for a range of reasons… a growing team or a better location for example. But regardless of why you need to move, how you move is a process best done in a considered manner, and with the help of an expert, as the team at Business News Daily attests.
In summary, before you move to a new office workspace, take note of these 3 tips:
1. Do a thorough financial analysis before moving office
A detailed financial analysis is a critical first step in any office move or upgrade. You’re need clarity around both your business’s financial position and projections, and the cost of the office relocation or upgrade.
To get a view on the cost of your office relocation, consider getting an estimate from an office fitout company before you commit to anything! Most reputable office fitout companies will visit you onsite for an obligation-free consultation and open your eyes to what’s possible.
Alternatively, you could try an online office fitout calculator to get an indicative estimate. It’s not a substitute for getting an onsite measure and quote, but it’s a helpful tool to give you some guidance.
2. Have a clear project plan
An office relocation without a clearly defined project plan is destined for trouble. Developing and implementing a project plan will help you:
- Achieve buy in – a project plan help illuminate the path forward, and the end goal, which is critical for building collaboration across your stakeholder groups
- Creates focus – creating and maintaining focus is a challenge in any organisation, a clear project plan that defines who does what in your office relocation project is critical to achieving your goals
- Keep track of progress – you can’t track progress if you’ve got nothing to track against. Your project plan is your roadmap, which is particularly important when deadlines are tight, as was the case in our recent office fitout at Hyundai
- Learn and improve – you can use the plan as a tool in your post-implementation review. Check performance against your project’s milestones, what went well, what can be improved.
3. Open communication
Most office upgrade or relocations are a major projects with lots of moving parts… and project timelines can be a ‘moving landscape’ as a result. Keeping your key stakeholders – staff, customers, suppliers etc – informed on the status of your relocation, is a critical component of the project’s success.