No matter the reason behind it, office relocations are no simple task. Employees must be reassigned to coordinate and organize the move, delicate office equipment has to be packed and stored, and service blackouts may negatively affect profits. With so many things that can go wrong, something as important as an office relocation should not be left to chance. There are a few things Ace Relocation recommends that managers and supervisors in charge do to encourage a smooth relocation; like plan early, hire legally, and stick to a system.
Ensuring there is enough time to gather quotes from moving companies will help businesses save cash by inviting movers to offer competing bids in order to secure the job, which will also leave plenty of time to investigate each moving company to compare track records and references. Comparison shopping isn’t just about finding the lowest price; it’s about finding the best price for the service provided. Many unlicensed, uninsured, and illegal movers use the web to find clients by undercutting the competition but leave their clients liable for mistakes, accidents, or injuries caused by the unauthorized movers.
Lastly, in order to stay focused and on task, managers and supervisors should develop a plan of action for their corporate move and stick to it. The plan should be in checklist form and should clearly detail the responsibilities of each department and each employee. The plan should also lay out a schedule for the move that is made available to all employees so that they can plan around clients and personal appointments as required.