Communicating an Office Move
Follow these top tips to avoid low morale and poor productivity…
Moving offices can be an exciting and invigorating time for a business. If your office space is a little stagnant or worn, moving can instigate healthy change and encourage employees to switch up their routine. However, if your team are happy with their work space or if a move might drastically disrupt their work flow, you will want to know how to deal with such a transition with sensitivity and precision.
Brycelands Removals and Storage know only too well how difficult a transition can be to organise, so we have brought you five top tips for making your office move a smooth one:
1. Read up on regulations
You might assume that moving offices would be a simple matter of deciding on where to head, but moving locations affects all members of your faculty and it’s the law that any changes should be communicated with staff well in advance. Research regulations for employee consultation extensively, to avoid any serious issues down the line.
2. Be clear
In order to avoid rumours starting in the office, breed honesty right from the start by starting conversations about the move as early as possible and, even if you assume your reasoning behind the change is obvious, make it clear to employees anyway, using positive words to describe it. Staff will be more understanding if they know why you are doing it and are kept in the loop.
3. Provide solid communication channels
Whether you choose to set up internal forums or use social media as a place to discuss the big move, ensure your staff feel as though they are able to have some input on the change and that they have a place to voice their concerns or excitement about it.
4. Use the change for good
No matter how resistant employees might seem to begin with, change is always good for lifting productivity and creativity levels, so use the move to your advantage. If you think the seating plan in the old place isn’t working, change it. Want more flexible seating? Implement it. Whatever it is, the time is now.
Finally, and most importantly, make sure you celebrate your office move. Shedding some positive light on the situation, amidst cardboard boxes and make-shift desks, can turn what might have been a quite stressful situation into a good one, helping to get all staff on board with it. So, pop that champers on arrival and start as you mean to go on!
We can assist with office removals in Hertfordshire, St Albans, Hitchin, Stevenage, Watford, Essex, Epping, Buckhurst Hill, Chigwell, and Brentwood. Contact Brycelands Removals and Storage today to receive a quote.