Moving Offices and Improving Your Technical Infrastructure
When considering an office relocation, companies have an excellent opportunity to upgrade their technical infrastructure at little additional cost. Instead of outfitting a new office with the equivalent of their old technical infrastructure look at possible upgrades. There is a chance to pay a little more and end up with much greater technical capabilities.
By effectively bundling your office relocation with the upgrade of your technical infrastructure, you will have less downtime. In addition your employees will feel like the move was more worthwhile.
What should I consider before I move my office? Here are a few things you should contemplate
Room for Growth. This depends on whether you are relocating, upgrading, or merging offices. it is (hopefully) likely that you will be continuing to grow over the next few years. Knowing this, you want to leave room to grow in your technical infrastructure. Therefore you don’t run up against any hard boundaries in the expansion of your company.
Having Sufficient Bandwidth for WiFi. Every year, we all use more data as we become more dependent on technology. Plan ahead and predict how much data you are going to use. Then make sure you have a wide margin for error and you will be prepared for anything. It would be both frustrating and embarrassing to have your business held back because you couldn’t get enough WiFi.
Embed Flexibility in the Design. The top companies in the world are all able to quickly adapt to the changing economic landscape. This allows them to make fast adjustments to their business strategy and organization. Allow your technical infrastructure for flexible working spaces and reorganization. Therefore you can enable your company to make changes much more quickly.
Plan Around Your AV Equipment. The audio-visual equipment your company uses should be as friction-less as possible. If it takes too much work to set up a TV screen, video conference, smart board, projector, or anything else, your employees won’t use it and you will have wasted your money.
Build a Great Environment. You want your employees to be excited about coming to work every day. The best way to do this is to design your office so it is as low stress as possible. Furthermore it allows them to work effectively with little friction. It also never hurts if they are proud of the space they are in.
Office Relocation Investment
The good news is most of these innovations are based around planning an office move rather than extra expense. You can get a positive return on your office relocation investment by making sure you have thought all of this out.
If executed properly, your office relocation should yield higher employee retention, increased productivity, and a space you are proud to tour clients around. Technical infrastructure is the foundation underpins your business, and you will be amazed at the difference it can make in your day-to-day use of your office space.