One of the lasting effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on business might be the rise of remote workers. With some business owners recognizing that their staff can be just as productive at home, they may consider transitioning some workers to permanent remote positions. This means that the offices everyone once worked in will need a massive overhaul. Whether you are looking to move to a smaller office after reducing your in-person staff or you simply want to rethink the layout of your existing office, corporate movers can help you plan out your workspace.
Wrapping, Packing, And Storing
You likely have extra desks, file cabinets, chairs, and other equipment in your office that are no longer needed. You can rely on your corporate movers to prepare these items for storage and move them to an off-site storage facility. Create a map of your existing floor plan and check off the work areas that are no longer needed. You can then add labels to each piece of equipment in these areas that needs to go to storage. Your moving company can then wrap the furniture in plastic and pack up boxes for the move to storage. If you'll also be moving to a new office, be sure to use color-coded labels to indicate which items will go to storage and which items will go to your new office.
With the reduction in staff in your office, you may need to rearrange the cubicles throughout your building. You can work with your moving company to create a new arrangement and have these semi-private work areas constructed in the office. The movers can take down the existing cubicle walls, move desks, and reconnect computers and phones to complete each work area. Any leftover cubicle walls can be wrapped and placed in storage with the above-mentioned office equipment.
You may also need to have some of your IT equipment moved or set up as part of your business model transition. Experienced corporate moving companies can help with everything from repositioning and setting up servers to setting up conference room audio/visual equipment. This may not be a need you recognize immediately, but consider how you will use empty offices as part of your transition. These spaces can be converted to mini co-working spaces for days staff needs to come into the office, and they can also be used for small conference rooms. Your moving company can set up ethernet cables for computer connections, install projectors, and handle other tech projects to get your spare offices up and running in their new roles.
With staff moving to permanent remote work, there may be some sensitive files at each of their desks that need to be addressed. Some corporate movers provide digital imaging services for archiving these essential files. Once transitioned to a digital library, both you and your staff will have access to the documents. You can have the movers destroy or archive the physical copies in a safe location to protect sensitive information after the digital imaging project is complete.