For the last few years we have run 3 offices, headquarters in Hong Kong, a merchandising office in Zhuhai & more recently a design office on a different floor in Zhuhai. We are very excited to announce our internal merger with the opening of our new office to centralize all our operations in China. Our admin, sales, design & merchandising team will finally be sitting in the same office and this can only lead to stronger product development initiatives. Read on to find out about our new office and moving office process.
The new office is 5 times the size of our old procurement office on the 8th floor in Zhuhai. The new office will feature a huge working space, more offices for the managers, bigger meeting rooms, storeroom and we even have 2 outdoor patios.
Design Office in Zhuhai
The design office in Zhuhai was the creative area for the ODM team. This was what it looked like before we moved all the furniture out.
The whole process of moving office was not as easy. We had to coordinate with many parties and move the large and smaller furniture.
We started clearing the Design office first and moved the operations to the procurement office while the new office get set up. Let’s take a quick look at the new office then!
New Office in Zhuhai
5 times the size of the old office, the new office provides ample space to do more. From a meeting room with a large screen to a BBQ pit, the possibilities are endless.
This is area that is being converted into 2 offices for the managers as well as the area for the sales people to work. There are also a few closed rooms for the sales team to call their clients, as our sales and merchandising team can be more noisy. Managers can better manage everyone and the sales team has official telephone rooms to better communicate with their clients.
Right now, we have stationed most staff in main room where everyone works together while final renovation is ongoing. That area will be for the design team as well as for the merchandising team in the future. Designers will be brainstorming and looking for inspiration. Merchandisers are close to both the sales and design team, which makes communication even swifter.
We also have a common area for guests, clients and also to embrace the company’s company after hours. We will be doing a triage of samples and featuring some of our favorite ones at the entrance.
We have 2 patios, one smaller on (below) with door into the main section of office and a larger one near the kitchen. The larger one would have a BBQ pit in the future; feel free to join ODM in our TGIF BBQ nights! Work has gotten a whole lot more fun.
Moving Office Process
We started the moving office process with coordinating with the transport company. We packed the larger furniture such as tables and our fish tank (yes, ODM has pets!). They then brought everything to the new office where we cleaned the furniture before setting them up in the room.
Then we packed the rest of the things like computers, printers, samples, etc. into carton boxes and moved them to the new offices too. We arranged the office with the largest furniture first and moved the rest accordingly. Since we have a much larger storeroom to fit all the samples now, we did a good clear up and arranged shelving which I expect will fill up very soon. Lastly, we mopped the floor and were ready to get back on track with work!
So, contact ODM today for more details and get some help with your projects! We are even offering a Partner Special from our team at Mindsparkz to celebrate this move.
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