One of the more common statements a move consultant will hear during a consultation is the infamous “I moved my household on my own, so moving my business shouldn’t be all that hard.” While we understand the wishful thinking, it’s an assertion that can lead to logistical nightmares and lost revenue throughout the relocation process—and possibly for months afterwards. Here are a couple reasons for why your business move should not be handled like a residential relocation.
Livelihoods are Affected by Move Mistakes
The Move Minimizer does not realize the severity of an inefficient move until profits begin to plumet. The longer a business is not operational, the more revenue it loses. When it comes to planning a transition, you really don’t know what you don’t know. This means either learning lessons the hard way or hiring a professional. When employees rely on your company to make a living, you can’t take the risk of rendering your business unprofitable in the name of saving a few dollars upfront—an experienced move consultant can typically save their fee by implementing systems to optimize efficiency.
There’s a Lot More Logistical Obstacles to Coordinate
When you move residentially, you put on some upbeat tunes and pack up each room. You own each item and know whether or not it should move, and you don’t have to worry about too many special moving methods (unless you own a Steinway maybe). A corporate, organizational, or institutional move takes a lot more planning. There are much more items, people, and moving parts. It’s so easy to forget an important task: we’ve heard cautionary tales in which the internal move manager failed to remember telecommunications, so employees were left without phones for two whole weeks. Asking an internal team to accomplish the transition usually leads to misjudgments in time frames, resources needed, and logistical limitations that were not accounted for.
You Can’t Afford to Lose Important Items in the Move
Think about it: every department has its own important equipment and files that are crucial to conducting their daily duties. Those equal a lot of boxes. If there is not a tried-and-true organizational method for moving everything to the new destination, misplacing important resources is almost inevitable.
Transitioning a workplace is a complex undertaking with extremely high stakes. Do it incorrectly, and your employer takes a big financial hit. Hiring a move consultant sets you up for a risk-free transition experience.