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Elevating Employee Benefits to Attract and Retain Top Talent

In recent years, one of the most consequential HR trends was the so-called “Great Resignation,” in which employees exited the workplace in droves. Experts offered a range of potential explanations for this phenomenon, but what they all boiled down to was this: After the COVID-19 pandemic, many employees started thinking long and hard about their […]
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Revitalizing the Workplace with Fun and Engaging Activities

Over time, it’s natural for any workplace to become a bit stagnant. As employees settle into daily routines, they may lose some of the enthusiasm that characterized their early days on the job. As a result, you may notice your team’s collective morale, creativity, and vigor taking a slide. To rejuvenate your team, there are […]
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Innovations in Heavy Machinery Transport: Technologies and Strategies for Safer Moves

When moving heavy machinery from one facility to another, it’s important to put safety first. Transporting industrial equipment can entail some health and safety risks, before, during, and after the move itself. To mitigate these risks, it’s crucial to embrace the latest innovations, including both standard-setting technologies and up-to-date strategic thinking. At Corovan, we have […]
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Ditching Bagels and Coffee: Elevating Office Food Offerings for Employee Satisfaction

In today’s fast-paced work environment, employers are increasingly recognizing the importance of providing more than just the basics to their employees. Research suggests that employee satisfaction and productivity are closely linked to workplace culture, and one of the most impactful aspects of that culture is office food availability. If you’ve ever worked in a traditional […]
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Ensuring Safety and Efficiency in Industrial Relocations and Heavy Machinery Moves

There are any number of factors that might prompt a move from one industrial facility to another: To gain access to additional warehouse space, to increase the footprint of your shop floor, or simply to have a more efficient way to implement your heavy machinery. No matter the reasons for your industrial relocation, you can […]
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From Campus to Campus: Strategies to Ensure Seamless Moves for Educational Institutions

Some schools take pride in having extensive or historic campuses; the thought of relocating is utterly unthinkable. But other schools may welcome the opportunity to change scenery, perhaps to accommodate an influx of students or to expand their facilities. While relocating an educational facility can yield many benefits, there are some logistical hurdles to clear […]
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5 Tips for Minimizing Disruption and Maximizing Efficiency During Your Move

Relocating your office can be disruptive, especially in relation to the other ongoing needs of your business. Thankfully, with the right strategy and the best vendors, you can not only ensure a successful move, but minimize the friction your team experiences. Here are five specific steps to keep in mind. It All Starts with Planning […]
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Choosing the Right Vendor for Your Office Decommissioning Needs

The nature of the workplace is changing at a rapid pace. Between mass layoffs, the rise of remote or hybrid work arrangements, and a shifting economy, many employers are being forced to adjust to new realities and consider significant, material changes, either downsizing their office space, moving into a more flexible facility, or getting rid […]
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Lab Relocation Checklist: Essential Steps for a Successful Biotech Move

When it comes to commercial relocation, different types of facilities come with different needs. Case in point: Biotech laboratories. Transitioning your lab from one location to another requires a great deal of consideration for safety, sustainability, the integrity of your high-end equipment, and more. To ensure your biotech relocation goes as smoothly as possible, there […]
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Revisiting Return To Office: Did Hoteling Work?

Needless to say, the COVID pandemic threw us all for a loop. Employers, in particular, had to rapidly adapt to changing workplace realities, navigating a world in which team members couldn’t readily gather in shared spaces. While many companies pushed a strong “return to work” effort last year, in many ways we’re still dealing with […]
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Sustainable Moving Practices: Eco-Friendly Solutions for Businesses

During any office relocation, you’re bound to have multiple goals. Naturally, you want to ensure streamlined logistics, operational efficiency, cost savings, and minimal disruption to your day-to-day activities. But you might also have some goals with regard to your environmental footprint. As more and more companies have adapted rigorous standards of ecological responsibility (often formalized […]
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Moving Your Medical Practice: Best Practices for Healthcare Facility Relocations

Whether you need additional space or simply wish to be closer to your patients, there are plenty of reasons why you might opt to relocate your medical practice. Naturally, the actual moving process can be a little complicated, particularly since it is likely to involve a great deal of sensitive and costly equipment. With the […]
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Establishing an Office Move Project Team: Roles, Responsibilities, & Collaboration

Relocating an entire business is no small feat. It’s a potentially massive, sprawling project with big ramifications for all aspects of business operations. As such, it’s a project far too big for any one person to handle. You’ll need all hands-on deck to ensure a smooth and successful move. To that end, one of the […]
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Assessing the Capacity & Resources of Commercial Movers: Ensuring a Smooth Office Move

When you’re planning a large-scale relocation project, it’s important to choose vendors who can match the scope of your move. Smaller moving companies may simply lack the resources or capacity needed to handle all the complexities of your office relocation, which means it’s important to find movers who can. The question is, how can you […]
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Seeking Recommendations & Reviews: Leveraging Others’ Experiences in Choosing a Commercial Mover

Choosing the right moving company can make a world of difference in your commercial relocation. By selecting the right moving team, your organization can contain costs, stick to a reasonable timeline, and ensure that all physical assets are properly secured. Additionally, an experienced commercial moving company can minimize any disruption to your team’s daily activities. […]
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Ensuring Data Security & Privacy During a Large-Scale Office Move

One of the primary concerns during any office relocation is ensuring all business assets are kept safe and secure. This includes not just tangible assets, like workstations and machinery, but also less tangible ones, like digital files and data. It’s important to recognize that a large-scale office move presents a number of risks to your […]
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The Art of Office Space Utilization: Maximizing Efficiency & Productivity

The concept of office space is nothing new— for generations, employees have gathered in cubicles and conference rooms to get their work done— but the expectations surrounding office space have evolved considerably. Between the pandemic and steady improvements in digital communication technologies, more and more employees are choosing to work from home, at least part […]
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Budgeting for an Office Relocation: Strategies for Cost Control & Forecasting

Often, relocating your office space is one of the most advantageous things you can do for your company. An office relocation can provide you with room to expand, it can place you closer to where your target customers are located, and in some cases it may even help you curtail overhead expenses. Even when an […]
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The Psychology of Office Moves: Minimizing Employee Stress and Disruption

Moving your home can be an emotionally unsettling experience for anyone, as it means saying goodbye to some of the day-to-day realities and routines that provide a sense of stability. The same could be said of moving a workspace, particularly since most employees spend as much time at the office as they do at home. […]
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Key Considerations for Fortune 500 Companies Undertaking Large-Scale Office Relocations

Relocating a corporate headquarters is always a massive undertaking, requiring careful management of cost, communications, and logistics. The complexity of an office relocation scales in accordance with the size of the company, meaning that Fortune 500 companies face acute difficulties. To properly plan for and manage these complexities, it’s first important to have a clear […]
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7 Tips for Designing an Office Space for Employee Health and Comfort

When you think of ergonomics, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Often, the term is associated with comfortable furniture, or workspace layouts that optimize posture. Those are certainly key concerns with ergonomics, but more broadly, the term encompasses any strategic initiative to design office environments with people in mind. The ergonomic workplace is […]
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5 Business Moving Mistakes to Avoid

There’s really no way around it: Relocating a business tends to be pretty complicated, and often a little stressful. One of the best ways to reduce your relocation stress is to steer clear of some common moving errors. Here are five of the most common mistakes that businesses make when relocating… and some advice on […]
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3 Drawbacks When You Hire Too Many Commercial Move Suppliers

During seasons of economic uncertainty, facilities teams look for ways to improve the operational efficiency of their moves or of their facility change programs. One of the best ways to streamline operational efficiency is to rethink vendor use. All too often, facilities teams hire separate commercial move vendors to assist with their commercial relocation, IT […]
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5 Best Practices to Manage Your Company’s Off-Site Storage

There are a number of reasons to invest in an off-site storage program for your company. When organized well and managed efficiently, off-site storage makes it easy to save money, reusing what you already have as opposed to investing in new furniture and equipment. A good storage program also allows your facilities management team to […]
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4 Indicators Your Commercial Mover is Not Safe

During a commercial relocation, it’s tempting to focus on things like cost-effectiveness, efficiency, and logistics. Naturally, you want the move to happen as expediently as possible, with minimal disruption to your business operations. But in addition to efficiency, it’s also important to think about safety. Simply put, hiring a moving partner who isn’t safety-forward can […]
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Is Hoteling Right for Your Hybrid Work Model?

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, employers everywhere are weighing the merits of the traditional work environment against the benefits of working from home. There are many competing philosophies in play, and no one-size-fits-all approach. With that said, many businesses are coming around to a hybrid model, allowing employees to strike a balance between […]
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It’s a Challenging Time for Facilities Teams

In recent years, facilities teams have faced unprecedented challenges. First there was the COVID-19 pandemic, forcing facilities managers to adapt to work-from-home and hybrid work setups. Challenges continue with today’s economic uncertainties, forcing some companies to consider workforce reductions. Due to these and other factors, facilities teams face a number of obstacles as they seek […]
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Is Your Mover Qualified to Move Laboratories?

Laboratory moving is unlike any other type of relocation. It’s a specialized field that exists within the commercial moving industry, and as such, it would be a mistake to assume that any commercial or household mover has the skill and experience necessary to successfully relocate a lab. Laboratory managers should take extra care to analyze […]
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4 Ways to Save Money on Your Next Commercial Move

During seasons of economic uncertainty, business leaders must constantly seek ways to do things more efficiently. Saving time and conserving resources in critical. Moving is no exception. In the name of efficiency, it’s crucial to plan a commercial relocation that will make the best use of the business’ time and money. But be advised: Simply […]
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3 Ways to Boost Productivity in Your Workplace in 2023

Happy and productive employees are the foundation of any successful business. Facility managers play an essential role in creating and maintaining positive workspaces — the kinds of workspaces where employees thrive. In other words, facility managers have the opportunity to turn the physical workspace into a competitive advantage for your business, even helping you achieve […]
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