When some business owners read the words “considerations” and “relocation” they believe it relates to the logistics of the move, so, that means considering what removalists to use and what packing materials they will need. As vitally important as those two are for successful office relocation, the considerations we are referring to have more significant and long term effects upon the business in question.
Although messing up the relocation by not using professional Removalists Melbourne or failing to plan property has a negative effect, it will likely be only temporary. However, if the relocation as a whole has not had proper thought and a full assessment of its impact on the business’s long term prospects, then the negative results can be catastrophic and risk that business’s future. Here are seven of those considerations that can prove to be hugely important.
Are The Reasons For Relocating The Right Ones?
One of the core considerations for relocating a business has to be the reasons for doing so. Moving for “a change of scenery” is hardly a valid reason for the uprooting of all your staff, and the upheaval that is associated with an office move. Relocating must be done for sound business reasons that result ultimately in either reducing costs or increasing revenue, and if everything is in alignment, both.
What Are The Pros And Cons Of Relocating?
Any decision is a better decision if it is made by weighing up the pros and cons of it, and that same principle applies to relocating your business. It is easy to get carried away and think only of the positives of a relocation, but it serves your business better if you also assess what downsides there could be and factor them into your final decision.
Is There Sufficient Budget Available For A Successful Relocation?
A relatively simple one that your financial director or accountant can answer. There is little point in planning to relocate if the budget for the entire project is not available. This includes not only the cost of removalists but all the costs of the setting up of your new premises.
Does The Relocation Move The Business Closer To its Target Market?
Few businesses would benefit from moving further away from their customers, and so conversely any new location for your business should move it closer to its target market. That applies whether your customers are individual consumers or other businesses.
Do The New Premises Support How The Business Functions?
Each business has its own needs in terms of how it operates, and these must be met by the new premises. Does it have sufficient office, manufacturing, or storage space? Does it allow for further expansion? Does it have the necessary transport links? Ask any questions about potential new premises as they apply to your business.
Have Employees Been Consulted?
Imagine the scenario of moving to new premises without consulting your employees and when they arrive they hate it, their productivity drops, or worse, they start resigning in droves. A relocation must have input from staff including you asking their options which may even lead to a better decision on the new location.
Is The Necessary Third-Party Support For The Relocation Available?
By this, we mean all the businesses that will help make your relocation a success. This starts with the removalists who help you plan and implement the move, utility companies, IT experts, local suppliers and even making sure there are coffee shops and sandwich bars close by for staff at lunchtime.