When planning a transition, success is in the details. Commercial relocations are some of the biggest internal projects your company will face. The Big Picture formula for a move seems pretty simple: pack up, move, unpack. However, if these are the only steps you plan for, your transition will quickly turn into a nightmare. With large scale relocations like these, a whole cast of subcontractors and internal employees must be involved, which can make plans more complicated. If you want your move to go smoothly, you must think of every little aspect of your establishment in terms of what could go wrong, and what you can do to prevent issues. But, do you know what you don’t know?
Planning the details isn’t the only crucial task; everyone must be apprised of the plans in order for them to work. Effective communication is one of the most important tools to any transition, but it is often overlooked during the chaos of the move. If you do not have an established chain of communication, it won’t be long before important details start to slip through the cracks. When this happens, next thing you know, you’ll realize no one accounted for telecommunications checks, and now half of your employees are without working phones on the first day in your new office. We’ve heard horror stories like this before from new clients who have attempted DIY moves in the past.
A corporate, institutional, or healthcare move cannot be completed in three easy steps. Often times, internal teams facilitating their own moves do not know what they are forgetting until it is too late. An effective and efficient move is all in the details; without them, your move will cost you much more time, money, and opportunity.