By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group
At some point in the life cycle of your company you're going to move your office. A commercial relocation
is frequently as stressful for you and your personnel as a household goods move, only much more for you since you're accountable for your crew's well-being, as well. Here are six ways to keep your team commited and engaged during your office move to Oklahoma City
Be as honest and transparent as you possibly can with your workers. Make them aware of the causes for the move--growth, less expensive office space, or even the need to be nearer to infrastructure including railways or airports--and more to the point, make the move public as soon as possible. In case your move is caused by downsizing, assure your remaining workers that the move is a natural part of a favorable reorientating. Prepare a pre-move work schedule that includes crucial dates--any project due dates, the days you will be moving, the days that you will be packing and loading. The greater specifics you supply, the better your staff can coordinate their tasks through to the move date. In the event that something fluctuates in your schedule, spread the word.
Ask for Suggestions
After you have chosen to make a move, accumulate feedback from your team--a wish list, if you will--about the area and the type of work place they would like. Whenever possible, include your employees in the decision making--these are the folks who got you where you are, therefore their feedback and ideas ought to matter.
Tackle Drive Times, Transportation, and Parking
Each company is different, however there are a few constants overall such as--everybody needs to commute to the office. If you are in a small city, a move will not be such a big problem concerning items like parking garages, public transportation, as well as traffic patterns as they generally aren't a difficulty. In case those are aspects to your employees, you should think about how they effect their capability to get to and from the office in a reasonable time, and how and where they park should you be in an urban space where parking is at a premium. Think about everybody's new drive and time, and if you can, offer to assist with bus or subway fare or parking costs. Be receptive to adjustable hours or work-from-home days for your workers that have to deal with lengthy driving times.
Provide Details on Day Care in Oklahoma City
Investigate child care and after school care around the new office and offer to help pay any application costs for associates who need to make a change in day care.
Define Requirements, But Have Some Fun
It's easy to get ensnared in the nervousness and adrenaline rush--to the point which almost no work gets done in the run-up to the office move to Oklahoma City. Particularly when your move is cross country, it's simple to forget about the tasks at hand when you are looking for a new place to live and marketing your old residence and investigating school districts and uprooting families. There'll be turmoil and anxiety, hence grant your crew some leeway--but be ready to gently steer any strays back on the right track in case they begin to slip.
Human nature being what it is, there'll be a bit of low spirits and nervousness within the weeks getting close to the move. Again, if the move is cross country this will be more noticeable, so offer prizes for keeping focused and productive. Organize packing gatherings or get-togethers for families on the weekends.
Put Together an Information Packet on Oklahoma City
Even in this digital time, an information packet is a marvellous thing to get. The depth of the package is determined by the size of the move--if it happens to be local then you will not need to analyze schools and neighborhoods. For a transfer which involves moving homes not to mention the workplace, there will be the points you will need to manage, for instance: neighborhoods, schools, daycare, churches, hospitals/health care, local retail stores (grocery store, drugstore, shopping), places to eat, vets, gyms and after school programs.
Similar to any move, a commercial relocation to Oklahoma City is going to be stressful. By following these simple ideas, you can easily relieve a part of that worry and make sure it is a favorable experience leading to higher employee retention, so that you will hit the ground running the first working day at the new workplace.
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