Six Methods to Keep the Crew Motivated Throughout Your Office Move to Colorado Springs

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Office MovingAt some stage in the life cycle of your company you're going to move your workplace. A commercial relocation is commonly as hectic for you and your employees as a household goods move, only a lot more for you since you are responsible for your team's well-being, as well. Below are six tips on how to keep your team focused and involved throughout your office move to Colorado Springs.
 

Open Discussion

Be as truthful and transparent as you can with your employees. Make sure they know the causes for the move--enlargement, less expensive office space, or the need to be closer to infrastructure including railways or airports--and more importantly, make the move public as early as possible. If your move is because of downsizing, reassure your remaining staff that the move is a natural part of a constructive reorientating. Distribute a pre-move schedule that includes crucial dates--any project deadlines, the periods you'll be moving, the times that you will be packing and loading. The greater details you supply, the better your team will coordinate their responsibilities through to the move time. In the event that something fluctuates in your agenda, get the word out.

Request Suggestions

Once you've decided to make a move, gather suggestions from your team--a wish list, if you will--about the location and the kind of office space they'd prefer. If you can, incorporate your employees in the decision making--these are the individuals who got you where you are, therefore their feedback and suggestions should make a difference.

Deal with Commute Times, Transportation, and Parking

Every company is unique, but there are several constants in general for example--everybody will have to commute to the office. In case you are in a small town, a move will not be such a big deal concerning items like parking garages, public transport, and traffic patterns because they usually aren't an issue. In case those are issues for your staff, you'll need to think about how they impact their ability to get to and from the new location in a practical time, and how and where they park should you be in an downtown area where parking is at a premium. Plan everyone's new commute and time, and if you can, offer to assist with bus or subway cost or parking charges. Be open to flexible hours or work-from-home days for all personnel that are up against extended driving times.

Supply Details on Child Care in Colorado Springs

Research child care and after school care in the new office and offer to help pay any application fees for associates who have to make a change in child care.

Establish Targets, Yet Have Fun

It is easy to get caught up in the nervousness and adrenaline rush--to the point which very little work gets carried out in the days preceeding the office move to Colorado Springs. Especially if your move is cross country, it's easy to forget the work at hand when you are house-hunting and marketing your old residence and checking out schools and uprooting families. There could be frustration and uncertainty, hence give your crew some flexibility--but be ready to gently steer any wanderers back on track if they start to slip.

Human nature being how it is, you might have some low morale and anxiety in the weeks approaching the move. Again, if the move is cross country this could be more apparent, so provide incentives for keeping focused and positive. Plan packing gatherings or get-togethers for families on the weekends.

Supply an Information Packet on Colorado Springs

Even in this digital era, an information packet is an excellent item to have. The particulars of the packet is dependent upon the type of the move--if it happens to be local then chances are you won't need to research schools and subdivisions. For a move which involves moving houses in addition to the office, there are certainly the points you'll need to manage, such as: subdivisions, school choices, child care, places of worship, hospitals/health care, local retailers (grocery, local pharmacy, shopping), dining establishments, vets, health clubs and after school programs.

Similar to any move, a commercial relocation to Colorado Springs will likely be stressful. By using these simple tips, it is possible to relieve a bit of that anxiety and make sure it is a positive adventure that leads to increased staff retention, so that you can hit the ground running the initial working day in the new workspace.

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