Work downtime is to be expected when relocating an office. However, there are ways to keep downtime to a minimum and ensure continued operations until you’ve finished relocation.
Plan It Well and Plan It Early
Planning your office move can help streamline the process. We recommend planning your move at least three months before the moving date. This should give you enough time to run a complete inventory and assign tasks to people or committees. Since packing will take up most of your moving preparations, you should have a plan for it first – start with the items that aren’t needed for your day-to-day, then the ones with minimum requirements and, lastly, the essentials.
Take Advantage of Your Cloud-Based Systems
If your office utilizes cloud-based systems for data and communications, take advantage of their remote features to have your employees work from home during the move. If you haven’t had employees working from home in the past year and a half, features in your cloud-based system can help them stay productive while professional movers take care of the moving part. This also makes it easier to move networking hardware because your entire workforce won’t have to be completely offline during the move.
Know the Layout of the New Office
Get the floor plan, including the infrastructure, of the new place as early as you can. This can help cut down on the set up time and keep the effort of directing movers to a minimum. Cabling and other IT equipment can also be installed well ahead of time.
Hire Movers That Offer Tech Moving Services
Movers that have experience moving IT equipment can save you from hiring additional people for setting up after the equipment is moved inside. It can also help reduce the time between loading and setup.
Around Town Movers is your leading provider of residential and commercial moving services. Give your local piano movers a call at (703) 682-5922. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Ashburn and Arlington, VA, as well as the surrounding communities in Maryland.