Moving your Toronto office is complicated. There’s a lot of things to pack, a lot of people to deal with, and a lot of stress getting every ready for the move. However, having the right moving boxes and supplies by your side, can make it easier, and so can following some of these tips to create the best plan for your office move.
Be prepared to change your plan
We know. We just told you a plan would make things easier, but even the best plans sometimes need a little bit of wiggle room. Make sure that you have a contingency fund and you account for things to take a little bit longer than anticipated. Giving yourself some flexibility will make your plan much more effective.
Communicate early and often
Don’t let people hear about the move or the moving process through conversations around the water cooler. Make sure that you have a clear communication plan for announcing the move, ordering your moving boxes and supplies, and assigning new desks and office space. You’ll want to use a variety of methods of communication, and make space to collect feedback during the process. Sometimes that feedback can lead to some great ideas.
Anticipate resistance and try to ease the transition
While moving to a new office can actually be great, it can be hard in the moment. Some employees can be resistant to the change, so see if there is anything that you can do to make it easier for them, and do your best to keep a positive attitude. To ease the transition, give people a couple of weeks to get oriented to the space and see if there is anything that you need to change. Even the best plans don’t always turn out exactly as you hoped, so after a couple of weeks, see if you need to move anything around, change any of the furniture, or add more lighting! Ask people what they need to make this new office work for them.
Moving your office can be easier if you have a plan. Make sure that you have a plan in place so that you can support your team and get them settled into the new space as soon as possible. Also, make sure that part of your plan is to order your moving boxes and supplies online. We can help you check this off your list by providing you with packing boxes, bubble wrap, and all other moving supplies you need. Make Blue Bins part of your plan!