Transporting an office

If you have opened a new business that has expanded rapidly within its first year or so, you might quickly have the need to hire more employees; this in turn means additional work stations and the requirement for a larger work space.  Having to move an office is a difficult task for an operational company, and many employers will face a good deal of stress in this period lest a broken work routine due to the move does long-term substantial damage to the business.

It is therefore very important to make sure that the relocation of an office is achieved as smoothly and quickly as possible.  One of the first things you need to take into account when planning an office move is the size of your current office and how much equipment will require transportation.  If you have a lot of equipment that will need to be taken with you, the chances are that you will need to hire the services of a professional moving company. It is strongly recommended that a moving plan is created to separate the moving schedule into several distinct stages. 

The first thing you need to do is set aside ample time for packing up the office.  Your employees can be used for this purpose, as each can take responsibility for packing their own work station or even packing in general. Time also needs to be put aside for loading.  Ask your moving company for an estimate for the time needed for loading, and consider how your staff could best employ their time during this period.

Gene Salaz