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Transition Planning

Partners in launching successful operations in your new building.

Moving into a new or renovated space is the most highly anticipated and stressful part of bringing a new project online. Even the smallest oversight can have a huge impact. HBS’ transition planners can help make this once-in-a-career change a less stressful experience for all involved.


Our team provides a clear roadmap that breaks down what can be an overwhelming process into smaller, more manageable tasks, ensuring a successful go-live process.


With transition planning staff among the most experienced in the industry, HBS' strategic partner HTS has managed the transition of over 10,000,000 SF of facilities.  

Often, the time lag between the design process and the occupancy of a new facility brings different leadership and staff into the project.  Our team will help your staff understand the design intent and how to operationalize their new environment. We partner with you from the beginning and remain at your side throughout the entire transition process.

Our transition planners are ready to help with:

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  • Organizational Readiness:  We understand that transition begins early in the process when the departments are still programming their spaces. We partner with the project team, activation team, and organization leaders to develop tasks, milestones, and an overall project schedule for the transition planning, through go-live.


  • Operational Readiness:  Our team will work closely with each department and unit  to facilitate and develop workflow mapping and planning for efficient delivery of services in the new building by  examining factors such as the new layout, advancements in technology, and new inter-departmental processes.


  • People Readiness:  Our transition planners will make sure your teams are ready for work in their new building by partnering with your in-house education and training team and department leadership to develop training materials and oversee Day-in-the-Life simulation-based testing.

When combined with HBS’ equipment planning, facility activation, and move management services, our integrated approach reduces risk, improves efficiency, and safeguards your capital investment.


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