Dennis A. Attwood is an office environment expert who literally wrote the book on Office Relocation. Filled with information on everything from floor layout and space planning to managing employees and outside vendors, Attwood’s sourcebook serves as an in-depth and practical guide for those looking to move offices due to company growth or downsizing.
In the preparation phase of office relocation, Attwood suggest putting together a team of experts, both within and outside of your office, to whom you’ll delegate the important and often strenuous task of logistics, organization, and scheduling.
Here are the top 3 roles Attwood describes in “The Office Relocation Sourcebook: A Guide to Managing Staff Throughout the Move.”
The Office Relocation Coordinator has perhaps the most detailed and time-consuming role. Attwood suggests one person be placed in this role to organize:
“The Relocation Coordinator has the most pivotal role in the relocation team,” Attwood says, “The RC is a juggler of people and time.”
If you’ve come across many of our other office moving articles [Link], you’ve likely seen the emphasis we place on properly prioritizing your IT department. The best way to be certain your company will be up and running as soon as possible in your new location, according to Attwood, is to delegate the telecommunications tasks to a Telecommunications Coordinator. This is a person who is aware of all your electronic equipment needs so they’re able to organize the following:
The Office Movers with whom you partner are an important part of your office moving execution, but they differ from your Relocation and Telecommunications Coordinators in that they’re not employees of your company before and after your move. Attwood makes this distinction while noting that Office Moving consultants “can provide an essential expertise that is not available in-house.”
When partnering with Office Movers, your Relocation Coordinator should communicate your expectations and make sure both parties are on the same page regarding matters that include (but aren’t limited to) the following:
When you’ve put together the right team, you can trust your office relocation effort will go as smoothly as possible. As an executive or leader in your company, you know who’ll serve the roles of Relocation and Telecommunications Coordinator best, but when it comes to moving office furniture in Austin, Texas; Houston, Texas; and the surrounding areas, McCoy-Rockford is the premiere commercial relocation provider.