At some point, your office will likely need to pull up stakes and head out to unexplored territory, moving the staff and everything else—whether it’s two doors down the same hallway, or across town in a shiny new complex with (finally!) sufficient parking. Your preparations will fall into two categories: (1) ticking off the absolutely-must-do’s and (2) solving the hidden issues that can trip up an otherwise orderly relocation.
First of all, make sure you’ve:
1. Determined the productivity damage. An all-hands-on-deck move in which everyone pitches in to get it done in one fell swoop can be a natural team-building morale booster, but unless you pay everyone overtime to make it happen on a weekend, are you prepared for everyone falling behind—not even including the residual lost time as people get acclimated to their new home? Sit down with managers and figure out how much it’s worth to the company not to miss a beat.
2. Dispa...(register to read more)