There comes a time in every business’s life when they outgrow their premises. There can be many reasons why an office is no longer fit for purpose and the CEO or Leader needs to make the decision to move. This is a very big undertaking and it is essential for the business to run as smoothly as possible during the transition. You can draw a comparison with a residential home move on how worrying a time this can be. What can you do to prevent extra stress? One thing you can do is use the services of Office fit out companies to help make your life a little bit less stressful. This is just a little guide as to what to do.
- Have a plan for the project. It might seem obvious but the need to have a plan of how the move is going to go is vital. What you need to have is a series of deadlines that have to be met so that the move can proceed. It also allows for you to have a plan B. For example if the phone lines and internet is not established in time then you might need to stay at your original place of business until it is connected.
- We have suggested a site above and it is very important that you have a company doing the fit out that you like and trust. Questions to ask them should be based on the latest rules and regulations plus what health and safety guidelines need to be added. Make sure that you know what they are as well first!
- You can’t do it all yourself. Have a deputy or Champion to take the strain away from you a little bit.
- Don’t forget the little bits. You do need to have your project planned down to include the things like bins and tea/coffee making facilities.
- It is time to go through the small print on your lease documents. You do not want to have to pay a release fee to escape from your old lease and you need to know what the limits of the new place are, especially if you plan to expand or make changes.
- Make sure the budget is all there and you stick to it. It goes without saying that you will have costs that might come up but be ruthless and stick to it. Costs can spiral if you are not careful.
One final consideration is what to take with you. It could be a chance to clear away and start anew. However, if money is tight then you should take that into account.