What to Consider Before Moving Your Business to a New Location

Workforce Requirements

Every workforce operates differently meaning the ideal office setup for maximal productivity and comfort will vary dependent on the specifics of your company. You should likely think about having a range of office spaces for different roles performed within a company. For example, accounts may want a slightly more peaceful office environment than your average social marketing strategist.

Most larger businesses work best with a mixture of cubicles, contained office rooms open-plan offices and hot desk. A significant amount of consideration should be taken to develop an office plan that will maximize your businesses productivity. For a more in-depth discussion of how changes to layout can maximize productivity read our previous post here.

Location

Think carefully about the various needs of your staff. Is adequate parking a requirement? What about public transportation links and cycle paths? Also think about what the location of your business might say about your brand, if you are a forward thinking trendy digital marketing agency that is regularly meeting with clients, you probably shouldn’t consider operating out of a dilapidated industrial estate. However, if your business isn’t customer/client facing but purely operates online, cutting back your overhead by running out of a cheaper local could be the right move.

Technological Requirements

You’ll want first to investigate the potential for technological infrastructure in any premises you plan to take over. Otherwise, you may have to deal with significant installation costs further down the road.

Obviously, different businesses have different technological requirements; your companies’ technological needs should be at the forefront of your mind when selecting an office environment. For example, if your business requires an enormous amount of in-house server space you will need a cold open plan space in which to store them.

If you are an established company, your current collection of computer devices is probably one of your most valuable physical assets. It’s obviously imperative that sufficient care and delicacy is taken in protecting these items during the moving process. Hiring trusted moving experts like Business Relocations will ensure the safety of these items.

Space requirements

You shouldn’t only consider how much space your current workforce needs to be comfortable, but also whether you are likely to require more space if your business expands. Of course, you have to carefully balance space requirements with the additional cost of those extra square meters.

Minimizing disruption to Operations by Preparing for the Relocation

Once you’ve decided upon the right new offices for your business, there are some ways your company should prepare to help make moving a complete success! Moving offices has the potential to be highly disruptive to business, making it incredibly important you take every step possible to mitigate the severity of the disruption. Check out our preparation tips here.

How Business relocations can Business Relocations help?

If your budget allows for hiring a professional moving team like Business relocations then it’s the obvious choice, due to our expertise and specialist moving equipment, we can move your items with far more efficiency and care than you could manage without our help.

Moving office spaces can be a highly stressful experience both for your self and your staff, but it’s also a time of excitement and an opportunity for fresh starts.

Our team of expert movers and packers will remove the stress of the moving process meaning you have more resources to put into finding the perfect location.

Business Relocations have been helping all kinds of commercial clients through the same process since 2001. With over 70 years of combined relocations management experience, we pride ourselves on the quality of service that we offer, getting your business operational again in the shortest time possible. To learn more about us and how we can help, get in touch either online or on 09 630 7329

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