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Efficient and Effective: 5 Ways a Move Management Team Can Optimize Your Corporate Relocation

Updated: May 18, 2023



In this post, we'll explore five key ways in which move management services can help take the weight off your shoulders and streamline your move.

 

Planning a move can be an overwhelming task. From organizing your belongings and coordinating logistics to packing and unpacking, there are numerous details to consider and manage. Fortunately, move management services can provide invaluable support throughout the process, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and efficiently.


1. Move Phasing


Moves are often divided into phases, which can be necessary for a variety of reasons. In some cases, ongoing construction or the delayed delivery of important equipment or furniture may require that certain groups or departments move in stages. Large or complex moves involving multiple buildings may also require phased planning. When a move is phased, it's essential to carefully consider what can be moved when, taking into account the specific needs of each department or group. This ensures that everyone can continue to function smoothly and efficiently throughout the transition.




2. Move Schedules


The relocation process can be subject to changes and unpredictability, and creating a schedule can provide a bird's-eye view of the entire operation. A well-designed schedule can facilitate clear communication and coordination with the entire team, including the client, movers, and move managers, ensuring alignment and accountability. A comprehensive schedule can serve as a safeguard against any oversights.



3. Furniture Inventory


Having a comprehensive understanding of the furniture present in your space and its current state can provide a lot of helpful information to you. Move managers can assist you by conducting a thorough inventory of your existing furniture and assigning a condition code to each piece. This code can prove particularly useful if you are contemplating reusing, selling, or disposing of your furniture, as it can help you discern the extent to which each item fulfills your needs.




4. Furniture Planning


Developing a comprehensive furniture placement plan is an essential component of a successful move. Whether it involves the reconfiguration of cubicles or the optimization of filing cabinet arrangements, planning furniture moves prior to the relocation can be highly advantageous. In particular, if you plan to reuse existing furniture, it is crucial to ensure that the items are compatible with the new office's layout and style. Move managers can assess how all the furniture pieces can fit into the new space and devise an optimal arrangement, providing clarity on any potential furniture needs. With a well-executed furniture placement plan, the move can be executed more efficiently and effectively, minimizing disruptions and maximizing productivity.




5. Swing Space design


The intersection of interior design and move management is particularly important during renovation projects that involve the use of swing spaces as temporary work environments. These swing spaces may be in use for varying periods, ranging from a few weeks to a few years. In this context, move managers can provide invaluable guidance on choosing the most appropriate location for the swing space, taking into account various factors such as workflow, construction and move phasing, and other logistical considerations. By leveraging their expertise, move managers can help you make informed decisions about the optimal placement of your swing space, ensuring maximum productivity and minimal disruption throughout the renovation process.


If you think you could benefit from any of these services, reach out to us at design@studio-smc.com or fill out our contact form here. We’d love the opportunity to work together!




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