How to Relocate Your Business Without Losing Productivity – FinSMEs

A busy office after managing to relocate your business without losing productivity
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Trying to keep up your productivity during a move at home is rough. And this is completely removed from your business setting.

Trying to do the same throughout a move of your business? Now that is even more challenging. Thankfully, as long as you know a bit about how to relocate your business without losing productivity, it is still manageable!

Prioritize communication

To relocate your business without losing productivity, you must first set up proper communication. You see, during all the chaos of a move, it is very easy to mess up. Especially if you need to convey important information to someone, it should be obvious why potential misunderstandings and badly relayed orders can set back a business. A simple scheduling error can quickly spiral out of control, and both make your move harder and tank your productivity. So, just like trying to enhance your business’ performance in general, the key to a well-organized move is still being able to relay all information easily. It is well worth your time to set things up beforehand. Perhaps by forming a chain with the team leaders and managers on the top, who then have set employees, they need to contact.

Temporarily switch to work from home

If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught everyone, it’s that working from home is more viable than many thought. Coincidentally, relocating your business without losing productivity can also be critical. Admittedly, not having everyone in the office working together, even for a day or two, would be a change. But it would not necessarily be a negative one. Sometimes, the best way to ensure that work is being done well and effectively is to remove your employees from the chaotic setting. In their own homes, they could focus better and perhaps perform even more efficiently than they would in an office. This is only the case in the short term since maintaining proper coordination while working from home is sometimes difficult. But it would still bail you out of this particular emergency!

Make a detailed plan in advance

The bane of many businesses when doing office relocation is not being able to make a plan and stick to it. It may seem like a good idea to ‘adapt’ on the spot or try and tackle important tasks as they come up. It’s not. The only thing you’re liable to do is to give yourself a panic attack when it suddenly seems like there are a billion things to do at once. Only with a proper and detailed plan of action will you be able to navigate the many stresses of going through a business relocation. You need to know exactly how early you need to start packing when your employees will be forced to vacate the premises. And, of course, when you can reasonably expect to open up your new location. These details will also offer you more perceived ‘control’ over the situation and prevent panic. 

Hire professionals

No matter what, it is never, ever a good idea to try and organize a business relocation on your own. You might think that your employees can handle helping you move. They can’t. Even if they feel motivated, they do not have the knowledge to do it properly. They don’t know how to pack equipment up properly to avoid damage. And they most certainly don’t know how to do it quickly. Unless you want to tackle financial hurdles caused by damaged equipment, it is much better to invest in professional movers. Of course, the main benefit is still how quickly professionals can complete the move. What seems like days of work to you professionals complete in a matter of hours. Which should go a long way to helping you relocate your business without losing productivity.

Organize the move for after hours

You always have the option of organizing a move for a timeframe when it cannot harm your productivity. Ideally, you should be able to work out a deal to move over the weekend. Moving companies that work primarily with businesses should be open to such arrangements and should even offer plenty of advice on how best to organize things. If this is not possible, then you should at least try to organize the move for after hours. Note, of course, that just getting everything moved will not immediately make your new space actually usable. Things will still need to be set up and organized, but at least we can guarantee that professionals can do that quickly too. If you time things right and follow our advice concerning professional help, the entire moving process is swift.

Notify clients and partners

The final advice we can offer to relocate your business without losing productivity is to always notify your clients in advance. It would be absolutely disastrous to suddenly have an important client contact you or come in during the midst of the chaos. Similarly, you don’t want to be forced to organize meetings on such days. Having to shout to be heard of the noises of a move would not leave a particularly good impression. If you had things planned for the date, try and reschedule. A little honesty should go a long way towards making that possible, and it is always better, to be honest than to suffer through having your relationship with clients and business partners worsened. You can even take the extra time to learn more about business and make a detailed plan of action once the move is complete and hit the ground running!

Final word

Now that you know how to relocate your business without losing productivity, all that’s left is to put the knowledge into practice! The main thing to remember is not to rush. If you give into panic and nerves, you can very easily contribute to the reduction in productivity of your own business.