How to Prepare Your Employees for an Office Move
April 30, 2021 by CRS Corporate Relocation SystemsCorporate Moving
In preparation for your office move, overly planning and assigning tasks to employees can position your move as unpleasant and untimely, adversely affecting employee productivity and performance. Your workers are central to the success of your business, and they play an integral role in ensuring that your office move runs smoothly.
It’s easy to overlook mundane moving responsibilities, but be sure you don’t leave out your employees. During this change, you should openly and regularly communicate with your team. That “getting everyone on the same page” approach will prove invaluable when it’s time to move your office.
Naturally, preparing your employees for an office move can be tough and can sometimes trigger negative emotions that manifest as stress or anxiety. Hiring a professional mover like CRS Moving & Storage is the best choice to protect you from additional stress. Until then, here’s what you can do to get your employees ready:
Talk to Your Team Early About Moving Offices
When you’re moving an office, everything and everyone associated with your business will be affected. In addition to your employees, relocating your office impacts your current customers and prospective business relations. It’s critical to announce your move to all those involved to ensure nothing falls through the cracks. In fact, a successful office move cannot happen without the right internal and external communication. What’s more, early and often communication shows your team and other relevant parties that you care.
In short, don’t wait a few weeks before your move to let your employees know. Send out a mass email or hold a big company meeting months in advance to discuss the move and other valuable details. This gives everyone a chance to make arrangements and get on board with your office move.
Employee Engagement: Make Them Part of the Moving Process
You have an office for a reason, one of which is to aid employee efficiency with the goal of growing a profitable and meaningful business. The office environment your employees work in influences how well or how poorly they perform tasks. Unfortunately, it’s hard to keep employees engaged and motivated if they don’t feel as if they’ve contributed to your move. Therefore, you should make your employees part of the process from start to finish.
Even little things like asking their opinions about organizing your office or what decorations to hang will make your employees feel valued and appreciated. Besides, your employees can serve as excellent resources to accomplish smaller moving obligations and keep the moving process as effective as possible.
Get Employees to Buy-In to Your Move by Setting an Example
It’s not uncommon for many people to dread the moving process, and you can expect the majority of your employees to be uninterested or apathetic to your move. Some might not look forward to leaving your current office, and others might just have so much going on in their personal and professional lives.
That’s where you come in. If you’re able to set an example and show your employees all the good that’s going to come out of your move, they’ll likely show more interest and excitement. Maintaining an ongoing and healthy communication flow throughout the process can certainly help. Do this by informing and updating employees, as well as encouraging feedback and spreading awareness about the major office enhancements to come.
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