Business professionals typically conduct significant due diligence when moving a company. For example, the new location must deliver adequate infrastructure and access to a customer base if a company plans to remain profitable. Of course, all of these and other factors make perfect sense from a company leader’s perspective. However, one item that may fly under their radar involves “when” to move to a new facility. By considering the logistical aspects of moving an organization, you can make informed decisions regarding the ideal time to move.
Top Benefits of Moving During Each Season
It’s important to understand that one season is not necessarily better than another in relocating a business. Each company must consider factors such as productivity and the effect downtime could have on goal achievement. Many industry leaders view their slowest season as the best time to move because it minimizes disruption and potential setbacks. That being said these rank among the top reasons to move during each of the four seasons.
If any consensus exists regarding a summer move, it’s minimizing the educational impact on school-aged children. Entrepreneurs, administrators, and employees with minor children will be affected when a company requires them to relocate. Summer moves don’t ask working families to pull children out of a school system mid-semester. The alternative could result in employee attrition and staff losing confidence decision-makers are invested in them.
This season typically presents increased moving flexibility and greater access to services. Summer ranks as the busiest season for moving companies, mainly because families prefer to have their children start fresh in a new school. The bookings of moving companies tend to loosen up during fall, allowing companies more access to weekend dates that reduce downtime. Full-service opportunities such as enlisting professionals to package delicate electronics and other equipment are more readily available.
Organizations in areas with frigid temperatures and the threat of snowstorms often worry about potential weather disruptions. While winter elements may prove challenging, wide-reaching benefits are also worth considering. For example, winter ranks among the slowest months for moving companies, allowing you access to economical rates. In addition, the post-holiday business landscape also slows, which positions companies to avoid product backlogs and customer service interruptions. Simply put, moving during the winter months remains a cost-effective opportunity.
The season of renewal enjoys several built-in benefits to planning a strategic relocation. Operations often ramp up production as spring approaches, and repositioning just ahead of the busy season proves advantageous. Although perhaps not as ideal as summer, spring also comes with an annual school break that may be a logical time for families to relocate with the company. This season also positions businesses that rely on summer customers and productivity to be ready when business booms. Moving before summer usually avoids paying the premium logistics rates and negotiating packed schedules that accompany warm weather relocations.
Timing Your Company Move
The ideal time for any organization to move aligns its strategic business interests with employee concerns, logistical items, and cost-effectiveness.
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