With so many tasks to juggle during the preparation for a transition, some aspects to a successful relocation can fall through the cracks without a move consultant to guide you.
In our many years in the move consulting industry, we have come across horror stories of DIY failed relocation attempts. One of the more common occurrences we have heard about is the accidental disregard of telecommunications in the new office building.
Whether the problem be that the new headsets ordered are not compatible with the ports on the phone or computer, or the entire system is not running by the time the new office opens, these obstacles can cause major problems in getting your business operational once again.
Even though the modern era has allowed us to stray a bit from absolutely requiring a landline at every desk, decisions must be made and agreed upon by leadership regarding how to ensure communication is possible in the new building.
You may consider whether or not to keep traditional landlines, or possibly switch to a soft phone policy. You may also need to think about how certain telephone systems may benefit the productivity of certain department as opposed to others—what will your Sales team prefer? Your HR department?
When coordinating the move of your entire business and all its physical assets, it is easy to put off making decisions about something as seemingly inconsequential as your telephone, but what logistical problems are you creating for yourself in the future if it is not considered?