If moving house is a daunting prospect then moving an office to W2 is almost inconceivable. It is understandable that you won’t have the same grip on the contents of your office as you would a home, and the sheer size and need to accommodate for a large quantity of employees can make moving office one of the largest scale decisions you can make for a business. It can make or break a many small companies, and there are a wide variety of things you need to think about when comparing the check lists of moving office and moving home.

Firstly, the time scale of moving the two is different. In a home move W2, there is an urge to do everything as soon as possible, and many new houses are lived in from day one, even with piles of boxes sitting against every wall. In an office, it is important to maintain a professional and serene environment regardless of the stress of relocation as to assure maximum efficiency and happiness of your employees. This means that moving into a new office can only be complete once the new office is completely ready to accommodate your business. This may take several months, so it is important to have a plan of action that balances between efficient and realistic targets so that you don’t lose track of the time you are taking to move, as this is very easy to do in moves that drag out over long time periods.

Furthermore, the issue of furniture is one that has to be considered. Obviously most of the furniture is still going to be used in your current office whilst the various other tasks are being completed at the new office in Kensington, so a complete stock check is necessary to see what will be necessary to buy or get rid of in your new office. The majority of office relocations W2 are accompanied by an expansion or contraction of the business, so this also has to be considered. Upgrading office space and furniture without doing the same with the number of employees can create what was intended to be a spacious work environment, but too many empty desks gives a static and melancholy atmosphere. As someone working in the writing industry, I have good experience of empty offices and can tell you firsthand how extensive the negative effects of morale are in this kind of work environment. However, the exact same can be said for the opposite. Saving on office space by cramping your employees up too much can similarly damage efficiency and morale, producing a lower output for your business as a result, which may even offset the savings made on a smaller office.

Ultimately, it is important to try and have someone whose sole purpose is to focus on the office move. If you are head of your business, you may be too involved in the day to day operations of your company to dedicate the necessary time and resources to completing the most successful move possible. Either assigning a current employee to the task or hiring an independent contractor may increase the cost of the move at face value, but will also provide a swift and efficient move that will satisfy you and also keep the business from suffering too much in the movement period. It is a complex and multi-faceted procedure, something completely unlike moving home and this has to be accounted for from the first day. There are professionals who specialise in this exact phenomenon, and it is best to consult them for an extensive plan of attack on moving offices.

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