Ensure the occupation of your new offices is a smooth transition.
The weekend of the move is probably the most stressful part of the entire office relocation process. Whilst your move management consultant will bear the burden of the physical move, there are also a myriad of tasks and contingencies for you to plan for.
Remember – the consequences of not being up and running on Monday morning don’t bear thinking about!
Lining up the key people well in advance is the secret to success. It may be as mundane as arranging sufficient staff to unpack crates or as vital as having your in-house and external I.T and telecoms teams on hand. Whatever the task, they are of equal importance in ensuring the success of your office relocation.
Check with your landlord that you can gain early and late access to the building over the move weekend. Ask your office relocation and fit-out partner to be on site and have your electrical contractor on stand-by for emergencies. Insist that not only the common parts of your building are protected, but also the walkways, as this is the time when damage is most likely to occur.
Remember to schedule time to train staff on the new telephone systems and the evacuation and emergency procedures.
Additionally, your health and safety plan and staff handbook will need updating and distributed to staff together with their security passes.
Maris Interiors LLP is the UK’s leading specialist in workplace consultancy, workplace optimisation, office design, office refurbishment, office fit-out and office relocation. Maris design and create world class working environments for occupiers throughout the UK and continental Europe. The Maris team of experts has extensive and in-depth knowledge of how good office design and fit-out can substantially improve business performance, save vast amounts of money and help retain and attract key people.
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