What to Consider When Moving Offices
When you are relocating to a new office space, it is important to have a moving checklist to ensure everything gets covered. The considerations to make when you are searching for an office location include building security, office furnishings, parking space availability, office management, and in-house IT support. Professional office movers can help you meet these considerations effectively. At Berger Allied Moving & Storage, we are your premier office moving provider, whether your business relocation is short or long distance in nature.
Your office relocation should be conducted with safety at the forefront. Employees should not be hesitant or afraid to come to work because of security concerns in or around your building. If your building is in an area that may be susceptible to higher rates of crime than other areas, check if building security is in place. Determine how far away from your building the closest police station is located. Find out if there is a non-emergency number your employees can call if they ever feel under threat of harm.
Furnishing for Your New Office
A pre-furnished office can save you much time and money. Look for these spaces if you want to benefit from not having to furnish your space to a great extent or have office movers bring in big furniture pieces. Ask the leasing manager if the space is pre-furnished.
Availability of Parking Space
Find out from the leasing manager if parking spots are available for your employees and if so, how many? Determine how many parking spaces you will need currently and into the future if you expand. Ask if you can add parking spaces in the future. If parking passes are needed, find out the cost. Buy any extra passes you may need for potential new hires.
Dependable Office Management
Before you begin your lease anywhere, get educated on the building management. Look for Google reviews on the management which people often provide to rate management’s responsiveness and ability to handle issues that arise. Ask building management what the age of the building is, if pest control measures are in place, if there are any problems with mold, and if the building uses a cleaning company to regularly clean the building and move trash into dumpsters for pickup.
In-House IT Support
Ensure your office space has a fully-functional and smooth running Wi-Fi connection and you receive exceptional quality IT support. Having in-house IT support vital if you have a large group of employees to manage.