While each office relocation is a complex and multi-phase project, moving a medical practice can be somewhat more challenging because there are more factors to consider. Especially challenges related to continuity of patient care and medical records.
When it comes to residential moves, schedule overruns are obviously irritating and inconvenient. However, generally speaking, the worst case scenario for most homeowners is they may have to spend a night or two in a nearby hotel (which would actually be a treat for kids, and maybe even grown-ups…did someone say room service and Jacuzzi?)
However, when the scene shifts to an office relocation, schedule overruns are far more than inconvenient – and there are no mitigating factors or unexpected bonuses. It’s a complete disaster, and the costs keep adding up hour after hour.
While not of the “famous last words” variety -- nobody to our knowledge has been fatally wounded during an internal office move -- the fact is that the sentiment captured by the phrase above (i.e. that an internal move will be ultra-simple and easy just because it’s internal) is a disaster waiting to happen!
With apologies to the immortal Shakespeare, the question for many business owners, facility managers, and other business executives is not “to be or not to be?”, but rather the more down-to-earth and pragmatic “should we repair or replace our office furniture?” True, this inquiry is not especially literary or likely to trigger an existential crisis, but then again, Hamlet probably would have been a great deal happier as a competent facility manager than the gloomy Prince of Denmark.
It’s said that “a little knowledge is a dangerous thing”, and unfortunately, the web can sometimes seem like a vast wasteland of well-intentioned, but categorically awful advice on anything from how to run a business, how to change the oil in your car, and indeed: how to get furniture delivered on-time and on-budget.
As you may already know, office furniture disassembly and reassembly (respectively) are critically important phases in an overall office relocation plan.
Let’s start with this: we know that you want to keep your office furniture safe during your office relocation. Yet each day, thousands of businesses across the country experience just the opposite: their valuable furniture is damaged, lost, stolen, or even extorted (we’ll explain this one) during a move.
It’s a common scenario that plays out across St. Louis and around the country each day: a business hires what they thought was a “full service” moving company, yet on moving day discovers there’s an essential piece of the puzzle that’s missing: professional furniture installation.
It is an axiom on the business landscape that “the only constant is change”. Indeed, whether driven by shifting customer demand, disruptive technology, evolving marketplace dynamics and the list goes on, change is never a question of if: it is a question of when.
When we visit a doctor or dentist, we safely assume that he or she has met all of the requirements mandated by their respective profession, including training, licensing, experience, registration, and so on.