There are a number of mistakes that can cost businesses money that are sometimes made while planning an office move. The good news, however, is that there are ways to avoid making such mistakes and to fix them after the event if the worst has already happened.
Failing to communicate the details of an office move to both members of staff and clients can cause a tremendous amount of aggravation. Office managers and most of their staff members are likely to be out of action on the actual day of the move and it might take several days to get settled in. You need to make certain that your clients are kept up to date so that they continue to feel that they matter to your company during the relocation process.
It is equally important to have the support of staff during this time. They need to be aware of where they have to be, what assistance they can provide, and the kind of communication they should be providing to clients with regard to the move. It is also extremely important that you do not allow staff members to get involved with lifting and carrying, as any benefits this might provide are far outweighed by the risks.
It is also a good idea for businesses to use a move as an opportunity to get rid of some of the clutter they may have built up over the years. Unwanted furniture and hardware can be donated to charity, and documents can be scanned so that you can get rid of the hard copies.