Last year, I realized that a few of our employees did not have the best intentions when they came to work. It seemed like their goal was to slack off and avoid work, and it was really frustrating. I realized that I had to do something in order to make things right, so I started working with them to train them. I also installed a camera system and explained the consequences of their actions. Within about six months, we were able to completely overhaul things, and it made a huge difference. This blog is all about keeping employees productive and on track, so that you can keep your company viable.
So, you're looking to relocate your current corporate business offices to a new location. You've got all of your employees up-to-speed on where they're going to be moving, when the move is taking place, and what they should do to prepare. Perhaps you've even already hired a corporate moving company to make the process of physically transporting much of your office furniture from point A to point B.
Before you think you're good to go, however, there are some other factors you'll want to consider for the move.
New Space Configurations
It's important to make the most of your new office space, which means knowing how to best configure the space for maximum efficiency and productivity. Don't make the assumption that you can simply "figure it out" as you go along. Behind every successful office is a strategic layout, so you might want to consider hiring an office fit-out professional. They will be able to analyze the needs of your business along with the size and layout of your new space to come up with configurations that will work best.
IT & Telecommunications Infrastructure
Furthermore, keep in mind that most corporate moving companies will not handle the job of setting up your business phones, Internet, cable, and other IT or telecommunications equipment. Instead, you'll need to have these services scheduled to be handled by a professional, preferably, at a time before the moving day.
Setting up server rooms, running network cabling, and installing phone lines can be time-consuming and tedious work. Plus, it's best to have these services already set up before you move in so as to lessen the adjustment period for your company in the new space.
Leftover Furniture and Equipment
Finally, consider the possibility that you may need to leave some furniture and equipment behind. For instance, perhaps you're switching business phone providers and will no longer be using the modem from your previous company. Make sure you speak with these companies to find out what their protocols are for returning equipment, especially if you were renting it on a month-to-month basis.
If your company purchased the equipment outright, consider selling, recycling, or donating it, but don't just leave it behind in your old space. After all, if you have a landlord in your old office space, you could rack up hefty fees for leaving unwanted furniture and equipment behind. For tips and additional assistance, consult resources like Christofferson Moving & Storage.