Employees are an integral part of any business, as, without your human resource, you cannot function. For your employees to perform their best, they need a favorable and stress-free working environment. However, moving your office to a new location can be stressful for everyone involved, including your employees. Preparing them for the move well in advance can make the entire process smoother for everyone.
Here are some tips to help you prepare your employees for office relocation.
Giving them time to process
One of the best things you can do to prepare your employees for the move is to tell them at least a month before the move. It gives them time to process the fact mentally and make any arrangements they have to in case the new location is far for them. Arrange an all-employee meeting and disclose the news to everyone. You can also break the news via email if a meeting isn’t possible.
Help your employees adapt
Simply informing your employees about the move may not help them accept the fact. You need to get more involved and tell them how everything will be handled and how they can take part, whether by helping with the packing or giving any suggestions regarding the move arrangement. Create a forum where they can raise any concerns regarding the move or how it will affect their work.
Don’t be in a hurry
Don’t push and probe your employees to get along with the moving idea. Give them time to come to terms with it. Be supportive and ensure that everyone is packing their desk items so that nothing important is left behind. Solve their grievances if they have any. Ask them for ideas regarding the new office place, such as the seating arrangements or any other functionalities they may want in the new office. It’ll make them feel involved and cared for.
Show excitement for the move
Your employees will reflect your mood and attitude towards the entire thing. If you’re stressed about the move, your employees would recreate the same energy. Instead, be enthusiastic and optimistic about the situation. Make everyone feel it is a good thing for all. After the initial struggles of adjusting to a new place, things will and do get better.
Hire professionals for the move
Although employees may be happy to pack up their own desks, they won’t have time or the will to pack and move everything else in your office, even if you have a small office. Hence, hiring professionals to pack and transport everything to the new location is best. They will also help unpack and clean up, reducing the stress on your employees and yourself during the move.
About InterWest Moving & Storage
InterWest Moving and Storage Belgrade can assist you with relocation services — from packing to unloading. 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 are also corporate moving specialists and provide domestic and international corporate, art, and government relocation services. You can call our toll-free number (800) 877-1091 to book our assistance and get a free quote.