February 4, 2010
Kim Gue, Commercial Move Coordinator
Diggins & ROSE Moving Systems
Do's and Don'ts of Office Relocation Part 2: Can you accomplish a successful office move?
Can you pull off a successful office move? The answer to depends on these factors:
• your experience with prior office moves
• your availability to manage a move and do your regular job
• your organization's tolerance for potentially costly mistakes
It's safe to say that a poorly-managed office move could be hazardous to your career. Understanding and planning for the many possible pitfalls well in advance will advance your odds greatly of a successful moving experience.
Office Moving: Documenting the Move Scope
Documenting the move scope is the beginning of an important and multi-dimensional process to reduce the risk to your business. At a minimum, you should be able to answer these questions:
• Has the move date been decided?
• Has the destination been chosen?
• Do you know your budget?
• Do you know who is responsible for which elements?
• Have you prepared a move plan?
• Do you have a move timeline established?
• Have you prepared a risk and contingency plan?
• Have you planned for the impact of downtime to your business?
• Have you identified all long-lead items including telecommunications circuits (voice and data)?
• Do you need a forward operating base at the destination prior to the move?
It's important to document both what you know about the move and what you don't know. This will be an ongoing process as you learn more about the elements of a successful office move.
If you are planning an office move in the next 12 months, contact diggins & ROSE immediately for a free consultation and quote. The earlier you start your planning, the better your chances for a successful, stress-free office moving experience.
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