Moving your office?

Tandem can handle your office wiring

Sometimes business is similar to riding a bike. In order to stay balanced, you have to keep moving forward. This often involves moving your office to a new location. When you are ready for this step, contact Tandem Contracting can handle your office wiring.

Your business is a moving, living thing. To stay in operation, your building must keep up. Let Tandem Contracting take care of the office wiring part so that your business never misses a beat.

Why moving your office might be necessary

Expansion – you might need to hire additional staff or purchase new equipment to meet growing demand for your product or services. Congratulations.

To enhance your brand – every company has a culture. Sometimes it’s fun and playful or it could be professional and austere. If your current space does not allow you to showcase your company’s personality, it may be time for a change of surroundings.

To implement new work teams – in most businesses, collaboration is a major part of your success. You should make this easy for your team. When everyone is working in their own personal silo, it leaves room for miscommunication, mistakes and mission creep. However, your current office might not be flexible enough to allow for this. A new office with more open space could be needed so you can configure work stations in a way that is most beneficial for your operations.

Things to keep in mind when moving your office

If you are the person in charge of your company’s office move, it’s a big responsibility and an exciting time. Still, there is so much to do and remember and the logistics of it all can be downright frightening. With these tips, it can be less of a chore.

Planning is everything.

An office move is not the kind of project you can take lightly. It must be planned down to the last detail. And winging it is not a plan. As soon as you are sure that a move will be taking place, start planning.

Start with a timeline.

You should know each step necessary for the move and how long individual aspects will take. This will help you to stay on track. Experts recommend that you allot at least three months for a small office, and up to eight months for a medium or large move.

Get familiar with the new space.

It’s important to be aware of even the smallest details, such as the location of electrical outlets and how much storage space each person will have. Compare your current space with the new place. If there is anything that has become a problem in your old office (which is typically the reason for a move), make sure you don’t take it with you to the new space. Configure the new layout to resolve the issue.

Make sure the space fits your needs before moving in.

Nothing is worse than moving to a new space and then learning that things won’t work. Address any construction issues or cosmetic changes, like painting or knocking down a wall, before everyone moves in.

Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

This is a huge undertaking, and you may not be able to handle it alone. Some of your coworkers can assist you. For example, you can designate someone from each department to help coordinate their group or area. This person would ensure that everyone is packed and ready to go at the appropriate time and collaborate with you to make certain that there are enough boxes and supplies for each member of their team. You can also rely on these people to identify current space problems and possible solutions.

Develop your priorities.

It might be too chaotic to move all departments at once. Likely, you will have to do it one area or division at a time. You must decide who will move first, second, etc. In addition, those departments must continue to work together with the ones that have not moved yet until everyone is in the new space. You may also have to plan for some to work remotely or keep the timeline for their move more flexible.

Communicate with staff members as often as possible.

To prevent problems and confusion, it’s best to keep everyone in the loop on plans and progress. This may be especially helpful if staff members are less than enthusiastic about the office move. You may even want to arrange tours of the new space in advance to help get people excited and on board. It might also reduce any stress or apprehension.

Inform everyone else about the office move.

Customers, vendors and the post office will need details about your move. You will need to publicize when the move will take place and how your business will operate during the process. The last thing you want is confusion and for them to take their business elsewhere. Give this vital task to a specific person to make sure it gets done.

Set a budget.

Movers, designers, construction crews, new furnishings and office wiring professionals will need to be paid for. You should have these numbers upfront and ask for the money you will require. That way, you won’t have to take short cuts or curtail your plans.

Only trust the experts to handle your office wiring.

Information technology is essential for moving your office. After all, it’s how you will communicate with each other and the outside world. From computers to telecommunications, your business could not function without it. There may also be upgrades or new equipment needed.

This requires that all systems are in sync and up to date. It might even necessitate a complete re-wiring. For instance, if the previous owners were in a completely different industry, the building might not have network conditions or bandwidth that you demand. To get your business up and running again as quickly as possible, don’t trust this crucial component to just anyone.

Give the professionals, like Tandem Contracting, a call. A comprehensive office wiring plan for your business will prevent loss of productivity and unnecessary expenses. You must assess your current as well as future technology requirements. Get professionals involved as soon as possible to look at the infrastructure of your new space and whether it will meet your needs.

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