A badly managed move can have considerable economic consequences for a company. It is therefore essential for the management team to take adequate measures to limit unproductive time and negative economic impacts.
How long can a company plan its move?
In a normal context, a move can be prepared over a period of three (3) months. But a company does not have a standard time frame for planning a move. The transfer of premises can well be anticipated earlier or later depending on the urgency or the importance of its geographical position for its activity and according to its relations with its customers. In case of force majeure, for example, a move can be planned at short notice.
Inform your customers of your intention to change your address
Your customers may end up with your competitors because of your unavailability at your usual address. You need to adopt a communication strategy towards your customers to prepare it for your change of address. This is important to maintain your relationship with your customers and to secure your entries. There are many ways to do this, such as using flyers and other media.
Who should move a company?
A company may have heavy machinery or equipment or fragile tools or a large number of effects. It is preferable to use movers in the case of a business relocation. The sooner your employees are back in their working environment, the sooner they can get back to work. In this case, it is imperative to benefit from the expertise of an experienced company in the transfer of business and equipped to perform the necessary tasks with minimum delay.
Ensure the effective reintegration of your subordinates
You need to pay particular attention to your human resources in the early days of the transfer of your company in your new premises, both technically and morally. It is important to listen and be aware of the psychological and financial impact of your new location on your employees. Ensure that your employees are impressed and above all in good condition allows you to maintain productivity within your team.
Repositioning your customer base
Once you have moved into your new home, you need to make a communication. Your former customers should in advance find out whether your previously planned move is effective and know exactly where to come for your next contact. There are several ways to do this. Communicate by radio, TV, mobile phone message, but you can also opt for less costly means such as e-mail.
Helping your visitors find their way around
It is not obvious that you can indicate your new seat exactly through a communication. Cover a perimeter of at least 300 metres with indicative signs or poster collages is a good approach to better orient your visitors to your new home.