For many companies, the fear that productivity will come to a standstill during a corporate relocation is enough to make them shy away from deciding to undergo the big move, regardless of how beneficial it might be in the long run. This is a valid concern. It is, after all, a common experience shared among companies who endured the daunting office relocation process by themselves or faced it with an ill-experienced corporate moving company. We’ve all heard the horror stories of corporate renovations and relocations that went over budget and well past the expected timeline. But this doesn’t have to happen to you.
At D.J. McGauley & Associates, we’ve been successful in helping our clients move to their new office without putting the productivity of management and/or staff at stake. Here are just a few tips for keeping your company running at an efficient pace while undergoing a corporate relocation.
Timing is everything. Even the most experienced corporate movers may forget this in their haste to finish the move as fast as possible. But it’s not only about how fast the move is, it’s also about how strategic it should be. We’ll find the best time in terms of efficiency and speed for you to move into your new location.
Consider telecommuting. If the job function is operational and ministerial—meaning it doesn’t require collaboration and can be done on a computer—then you might want to let employees perform their work from home. If you’re not sure if this will work, you can experiment. Do a couple of test runs with your employees – once a week, perhaps. Set clear ground rules and expectations. Many companies that offer telecommuting options will hold set daily meetings over Skype or other remote conferencing platforms.
Set up temporary work stations. Some corporate movers think their job starts and ends with the moving. At D.J. McGauley & Associates, we think your business is as much of our concern as your move is. After all, what’s the use of a bright, shiny new office if you lose your valued clients along the way? If what it takes to keep your productivity at an all time high is to put up temporary work stations, then we’ll help you set one up.
Keep everyone informed. Sometimes it’s easy to forget to bring those who are not directly involved in the corporate moving process into the loop. To keep people’s minds off the move, however, it’s important that they stay informed. Time spent fearing the unknown will occupy much of an employee’s time and end up distracting even the most focused staff member.
These are just a few tips to get you on your way to a productive and efficient corporate relocation. Moving your office doesn’t mean that you should put a hold on your office activities. We’ll do what it takes to make sure you stay at the top of your game. Call us for more tips, advice and free corporate relocation quotes.