Do you have a plan in place to help employees through your commercial move?
If you are in the process of planning for a business relocation, it’s important to have a solid plan in place to prepare your employees for the transition. Commercial moves can be stressful for everyone from the top down, but taking a proactive approach will help to alleviate stress and make the entire process go smoother for everyone while keeping productivity as high as possible. Keep reading for some ideas to make your business relocation as easy as possible for your employees.
Get Employees on Board with the Move
By including your employees in the planning process for your commercial move, you will help them to feel a part of the change. They won’t be left wondering what’s going on or feel slighted by rumors or lack of communication. Be as open with them as you can about the upcoming changes, providing them with a timetable for the moving process. This timeline should include important dates, including when they should have their personal office packed and when the physical relocation will happen.
Let employees know what they can expect and how the move will impact their workload. Whether that means holding a special meeting to present them with the details or sending out regular e-mail communication to keep them updated, taking the time to help them feel in the loop can go a long way toward supporting employee morale during this time.
Leave the Communication Lines Open
Let your employees know they can contact the administration or managers with questions and concerns throughout the process. You can also set up a forum online or an e-mail thread for questions and answers. By letting employees know you care about what they are thinking and what they have to say about the move, you will build rapport and create value in your employee relationships.
Are you feeling overwhelmed with your upcoming business relocation? You don’t have to go through the process alone. Contact Nilson Van & Storage for help with your commercial moves. We can help you to make your business relocation successful and hassle-free.