Tips for Developing a Back-to-the-Office Strategy
April 2, 2023 by CRS Corporate Relocation SystemsCorporate Moving
Working from home took the world by storm a few years ago and has since changed the way many businesses continue to operate. Many offices have fully incorporated the remote or hybrid working style into their everyday operating procedures and plan to keep it that way. However, other businesses are now looking to get their foot back in the door of their old office spaces.
Going from working at home to an office space is a big adjustment, especially if it has been a few years since the transition. Whether all of your office furniture and equipment was stored in a facility or scattered throughout your employee’s homes, you will need to develop a back-to-the-office strategy to ensure everyone is on the same page and that everything is where it needs to be. To assist with the process, CRS Moving & Storage has put together a tip guide to help navigate you and your team smoothly into the office again.
3 Tips for Developing a Back-to-the-Office Strategy
When it comes to developing a strategy that is beneficial to all parties involved, it’s important to consider the three following tips:
Ensure Good Work-Life Balance
When coming back to the office, it’s important to consider how your team and your business have been operating for the past few years. If it’s been from home and the work has been good, how can you best replicate that in an office space? Whether it’s fully in-person or you are implementing a hybrid approach, it’s a good idea to consider your employee’s work-life balance.
Often considered one of the most important aspects of a job, ensuring your staff is able to retain a good balance between work and their personal life is vital to the success of returning your operations to the physical workplace.
Make Sure Everyone’s Included
Your business is dependent on each and every aspect running smoothly. Everyone does their best to keep the business running, meaning everyone is just as important as the other. When developing your strategy, keep this same mindset.
Many businesses were able to downsize their office space when utilizing hybrid work styles, and if this is the case for your business: will everyone still have adequate space? If you have switched to a smaller space, does everyone who wants a desk have one? If you are utilizing a shared desk model, ensure you have a way of keeping everyone in the know about who will be in the office one day and out the next so everyone has a seat.
Provide All Necessary Equipment
Many businesses took to keeping their unused furniture and equipment in storage units when they worked from home, as it was cheaper and safer than maintaining an old office space. As you return to a physical business, it’s important you dust everything off and have it professionally moved and set up before the official start date. Hybrid employees must have access to their work from both home and the office so make sure there’s an active solution put into place before your staff returns.
Moving Back to the Office? A Professional Moving Company Can Help
Office furniture is often bulky and consists of heavy filing cabinets and fragile technology. No matter if it’s coming from your climate-controlled CRS storage unit or an older office space, CRS Moving & Storage has all of your moving, storage, and setup needs covered. Our team of professional movers have helped over 5,000 businesses successfully relocate across the United States. Our centrally-located storage facilities and IT setup experts make us a one-stop shop for any and all back-to-office checklists.
To see how we can best fit into your relocation strategy, give one of our team members a call at (718) 424-6000 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a video conference call.