“Moving is stress-free,” said no one ever… right? Well, not anymore. Gone are the days of endless paperwork, hours on the phone setting up a new space, and spending precious free time lugging furniture around.
With the right planning and workspace solution, moving your business can be quick and easy- and not leave you with a headache at the end of the day. Follow these four steps and your business will be settled into your new digs in no time.
1. Choose the Right Space
Identify the key needs of your business. Do you need room to grow? Metro access? Meeting rooms? All three? Separate your list into “must-haves” and “nice to haves”. Use these lists to guide your search. The more boxes you can check off, the better the space will work for your team. Be sure to also source what employees are looking for. For example, if most people drive to work, then you need to make sure your next space has parking.
2. Plan for Growth
People like being settled in a place that they love. The last thing you want to do is move every time you have to hire someone. Look for a space that can be easily reconfigured to accommodate more people. Or, use a workspace that can upgrade you to a suite or add on another office should you need more room.
3. Set Up a Transition Agenda
Don’t go into a move without a plan! First, clear out the clutter- there is nothing worse than moving stuff that you do not use. Second, assign everyone on your team a different role in the move or make clear what their responsibilities are. For items that are making the move, organize them by room, person, and purpose. Lastly, share out a moving schedule so that everyone is on the same page.
4. Hit the Ground Running
The number one way to ensure you hit the ground running with your move is to choose a full-service workspace. You don’t need to worry about buying new furniture, setting up utilities, meeting the internet installer, or figuring out mail services. A full-service space ensures a seamless transition so you can get back to work as soon as possible.
Also, a nice touch with any move is to take employees to the new space for a tour so that everyone will feel comfortable on day one and gets familiar with any amenities.
There is no worse move then the one you aren’t making. Staying in a bland, dated, or problematic space can impact employee morale, task efficiency, and hold you back. Transition to a space you are proud of, that people want to work in every day- a space that you are eager to share with others and watch your business grow in.
At AdvantEdge Workspaces, we make it easy to switch up your office space. Whether your transitioning from within one of our locations or are new to shared workspaces, we make the process as smooth as possible. From providing furnishings to call set-up, we are with you every step of the way. With new spaces ranging from coworking areas to full suites, there is no better time to switch. Click below to schedule a tour today!