Business relocation is a complex and time-consuming procedure. However, the most challenging task is not moving everything to a new place but making your employees ready for such a significant change. Employees are a huge part of your business, and everything can go south quickly if they are not happy with the move. Therefore, it is crucial to ease them into this change carefully.
Here are some tips to help you prepare your employees for the move so that everything goes smoothly.
Communicate the news
Moving to a new business place is a significant decision for any business, but your employees’ lives are affected significantly as well. Therefore, let them know about the move at least a month before to give them time to prepare. You can announce the news through an official email or an all-employee meet. Also, as employees, it is their right to know why they have to go through it, therefore, give them sufficient reasons as to why the business is moving. Doing so will help you accept things faster and you will face less resistance.
Involve your employees in the move
Another way to gain your employees’ trust is involving them in the move rather than just informing them in the end. By doing so, you can earn their trust and co-operation from the early days. They can also help you take care of various processes involved in a move so that everything goes smoothly.
No one knows where everything goes and what is useful in an office more than the people using it. By involving your employees in the move you give them a chance to declutter and organize everything. They can also take care of any personal belonging they have, such as photographs, plants, posters, and mementos on their desks, and pack them safely. They can also pack all the documents and files properly so that everything doesn’t turn into a mess during the unpacking at the new relocation.
Place everything correctly
Once everything has been moved to the new place, you need to ensure that everything is placed correctly in the new office. From equipment and furniture to dashboards and stationary everything, everything should be placed in a way so that employees feel at home. Ask your employees for their opinion and if anyone feels uncomfortable with the setting, change it.
Celebrate the move
The relocation must be stressful for everyone in the organization and one way to let go of all that anxiety and stress is to celebrate the process. Organize an office party that gives your employees time to relax and get ready for the new place while having some fun.
About InterWest Moving & Storage
If you are planning an office relocation, InterWest Moving & Storage should be your one-stop destination. An agent of Atlas Van Lines, we have been delivering high-quality transportation services to our customers since 1956. Apart from residential packing and moving, we also provide domestic and international corporate, art and government relocation services. You can call our toll-free number (800) 877-1091 to book your services and get a free quote.