If 2018 means a move to bigger premises, then it’s essential to plan well in advance to avoid any disruption during the move. Here at Pink Chalk we have plenty of experience planning and executing office relocations so we’ve put together a few tips for what you can do to make your relocation as stress-free and smooth as possible.
Tip 1: Decide what you’re moving
Before you move ensure that your inventory is up-to-date and lists all your equipment. Make sure equipment is clearly labelled so it can be easily directed to its new location. It can be helpful to take some photos of equipment too.
Now is also a good time to decide if there are any upgrades that are needed. With careful planning it can be possible to combine the downtime caused by upgrading with the downtime caused by the move – so you can get back to business as soon as possible.
Tip 2: Get set before you go
Be clear on how much configuration your new offices will require. Are they already wired up? Do you need your own Wi-Fi routers? Will your connection to the outside world be live when you need it? Know what work will need to be done and how long it will take so that you can factor that into your plan of action for the move itself.
And it might seem obvious but do check that your existing equipment will fit – a tape measure is your friend here. If you need new hardware, order ahead of time to the new office location.
Tip 3: Plan your downtime
Know how much downtime you can get away with. Some businesses stick to traditional office hours, so you know that working overnight will minimise […]