When you’re moving your office, you can’t just shut down. You have clients, customers and employees depending on you to keep conducting business, even while you’re moving it. Believe it not, there are ways to reduce and even eliminate your operational downtime during a commercial move. Follow these steps to make your office move easier.
Prepare Your Staff
Can your employees work remotely? Can they work flexible hours temporarily? Do you have access to temporary office space? These are some possible solutions to keep your staff working while you move your office. It’s also a good idea to create a guide to help your employees work with clients during the move. A set of temporary processes, including who to call, where to meet clients and what to do in case of an emergency, help your staff feel comfortable and keep business moving as usual.
Prepare Your Customers
Nothing turns away customers faster than bad service. Keep your customers in the loop during your move by letting them know what’s going on and assuring them that their services won’t be interrupted. Keeping you customers aware of your office move removes any confusion or miscommunication that could happen during the chaos of moving. Most customers are understanding. As long as they know you’re in the commercial moving process, they’ll still be your loyal customers when you finish your move. Find out how to prepare your customers here.
Take Care of as Much as You Can Before-hand
Small packing preparations make a big difference during your office move. Take inventory of your office and let movers know the different equipment and tools that they will be moving. This way, your commercial movers show up with the right packing materials to keep your property safe during your move. Remove trash and unnecessary items before the move. Movers can take care of this, but if this step is already finished, your move can be completed even faster.
Hire Movers that Guarantee Their Timelines
Reduce your business’s downtime during your move by hiring movers that offer a timeline guarantee. That way, you know your move will be finished on time and you can get back to work. At The Quality Group, our highest priority is to make your move seamless, so you don’t lose any business. We move on weekends to get your office moved, set up and ready to go as fast as possible. Streamline your commercial move by letting everyone, including your customers, staff and movers, know about your office move. That, and hiring a company that guarantees your move on time, will take the stress out of moving and keep your business running smoothly.
Work with The Quality Group
At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality group serves the gulf states with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.