Relocation is the activity of moving a business or an organization from one place to the other. The activity involves packaging, transporting and extracting and placing everything from the old place to the new one. In general there are no fixed boundaries for relocation. Relocation activity can take place within the neighborhood, across the city or across the state. If the organization shifts its establishment or a part of the organization to another country then the activity is referred to as international relocation.
There are a couple of reasons why a company or an organization decides to relocate. The major ones are:
- Profit maximization: This is the primary reason why retail stores and chains relocate from one place to the other. For a shop with very bad pre-planning, relocation might be the one and only solution for them to survive in the market.
- Competitive advantage: Companies relocate their establishment to get better facility and work environment to enjoy a competitive advantage over other organizations who are into same kind of business. Relocating a business can do wonders for business organizations, who currently have higher business operating cost than their profit. By relocating, a company can also ensure better man power and technological advancements as well, which might not be something that is highly available in the current location.
- Increase productivity: A company who is currently running their business on a busy metropolitan area needs to relocate its business to somewhere else to help the employees to reach the office in time. If there is no restriction on where a company can establish their business, and where it can’t; it is always a better idea to relocate the business organization to help the employees to give their full effort for the betterment of the company.
The chosen relocation method depends on the size and type of the organization. If the office has less than 5 employees then it is likely that the employees will do their part of the relocation process. But if it is a large company then hiring movers (organized professional relocation service providers) would be the general choice. Hiring a mover not only increases the efficiency of the relocation process but it also ensure an owner to have a peace of mind as every bit of thing from collecting necessary human resource to transportation facilities is organized and ensured by the moving company.