by Kim Taylor
Working in public relations – especially in an agency environment where juggling multiple clients is the norm – we’ve learned firsthand that no matter the length you go to plan a release, an event, a meeting … you name it … things rarely go off without a hitch.
That’s why with little more than six weeks’ notice, the notion of planning a move into a new office space was nothing short of daunting. Contractors, electricians, movers, IT and telephony staff had to be hired; the space had to be planned, our office needed to be packed—how could we do this without upsetting the apple cart? Could we pull this off and still service clients?
Having experienced this in 2005 during a move in which a contractor error left us without a Certificate of Occupancy (CO) on the very day we’d been planning to settle in to our new office, I knew there would be glitches.
So you’ve made it this far, surely you’re wondering what the outcome of this move was. Strangely, everything went as planned. Everything. Our contractor pulled off a small miracle in one short week, cablers showed up day after day to make sure every ‘i’ was dotted and ‘t’ was crossed, our IT team did multiple site audits and coordinated the technology transfer, movers showed up early (!), staff put in extra hours and in the end, we were open for business Monday morning and it looks as if we’ve been here for years.
So, if you’re looking for a reliable vendor, give me a shout … I know a few.