In an article published by the About.com network, operations and technology expert James Bucki advises businesses to have a relocation option in the event of a disaster.
Clearly, that’s wise advice. But what happens if the office relocation itself is the disaster? Not necessarily of the life-threatening kind, but certainly of the “this office move is taking far longer than it’s supposed to and costing way more than it should” variety. Unfortunately, that’s what THOUSANDS of businesses experience each year – and most often, the root cause is that they didn’t have the right professionals on their moving team.
If you’re planning on an office move in the near future – or it’s a possibility on the horizon – then here’s a rundown of the professionals who should be on your team to ensure that your experience is safe and rewarding, instead of stressful and regrettable:
1. Project Managers
Your office move should be led by a project manager who has in-depth expertise in handling every aspect of an office relocation, including contingency planning, risk mitigation, and schedule management. This professional will also provide your leadership team with updates so that they’re aware of all developments.
2. Furniture Installers
Professional furniture installers are an absolute must for your office move. They’re trained, certified, and have proven experience with both power and hand tools. Without professional furniture installers in your team, you’ll almost certainly fall behind schedule, and likely damage items during uninstallation/re-installation. Even worse, improperly installed furniture is a major safety hazards that could injure your employees in the future – putting them in the hospital, and putting you on the hook for medical costs, workers compensation fines, and lawsuit claims.
3. Office Furniture Specialists
You may want to add office furniture to your new space. Plus, you may have certain items in your existing space that you want to decommission and liquidate. Office furniture specialists help you handle both of these objectives efficiently and cost-effectively.
4. Office Space Planning Specialists
What will you future workflows look like? What teams need to be co-located? What about shared corporate resources like printers and shredders? These are just some of the questions that are answered during the office space planning process. You want to have specialists on your team who can help you make the right strategic decisions before your move, not after.
5. Professional Movers!
And of course, we haven’t forgotten the professionals tasked with moving all of your items – from files to furniture to fixtures – to your new location safely, securely and reliably. Professional movers also handle all aspects of packing, and truck loading/unloading, and are fully insured and bonded.
At Precision, we provide our clients with ALL of the above-noted professionals, and handle every aspect of their successful office move – from planning and scheduling, to clean-up and “punch list” completion. To learn more, contact us today. Your consultation is free!
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