At Total Care Removals, when we undertake a removal you can be absolutely sure we’ll have a plan in place governing how we go about things. That applies whether the move concerned is domestic, commercial or professional.
However, we have seen office removals where the client has perhaps not fully planned their own activities sufficiently in advance or in enough depth. That can result in confusion and even business disruption – something that’s usually anathema.
Based upon our experience, we’d recommend that specific attention is paid to some of the following that might cause you major trouble if not well-planned in advance.
- Technology relocations. While we’re experts in moving the hardware, what we can’t deal with on your behalf are things like your software licences when things are moved from one server to another and so on. All the implications in this area (and there may be many of them) need to be understood and planned.
- Seating plans. This can cause grief in the new location if it hasn’t been done properly. People can be very sensitive about where they sit and if someone has (e.g.) lost a window seat and hasn’t been told prior to arriving at the new location, well, expect fireworks!
- Car Parking. This can be a sure-fire HR disaster if people were able to park easily in the old location but now can’t in the new one. Once again, not something to be discovered ‘by chance’ on day-1.
- Insufficient packing materials. If we’re doing this for you, then it won’t be an issue because we’ll make sure it isn’t. If you’re doing things yourself, then be clear you have enough boxes on the day.
- Empty offices. This can easily happen if numbers of your personnel have arranged or been told to be out of the office on business when the move day arrives. Being short-handed during a move can be catastrophic – so make sure diaries are coordinated and state that being on-site is mandatory!