Six Ways to Keep the Crew Motivated During Your Office Move to Denver

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Office MovingSomeday in the life cycle of your organization you are going to move your workplace. A commercial relocation is commonly as stressful for you and your employees as a household goods move, only much more for you because you're accountable for your crew's well-being, also. Here are six ways to keep your crew focused and engaged throughout your office move to Denver.

Open Discussion

Be as honest and transparent as you can with your staff. Let them know the reasons for the move--enlargement, more affordable office space, or perhaps the need to be nearer to infrastructure such as rail terminals or airports--and more importantly, make the move public as quickly as possible. In case your move is caused by downsizing, assure your remaining employees that the move is a natural part of a positive reorientating. Send out a pre-move work schedule along with important dates--any task due dates, the periods you'll be moving, the days that you will be packing and loading. The greater specifics you present, the better your team will be able to deal with their assignments through to the move time. In case something fluctuates in your timetable, get the word out.

Call for Feedback

Once you've chosen to make a move, accumulate input from your team--a wish list, if you will--about the place and the type of office they'd enjoy. If you can, include your employees in the decision making--these are the folks who got you where you are, so their ideas and tips should make a difference.

Deal with Commute Times, Transportation, and Parking

Every company is different, however there are some constants overall for instance--everyone must commute to work. In case you are in a small community, a move will not be such a problem regarding things like parking garages, public transit, as well as traffic patterns because they generally aren't an issue. In the event that those are issues for your workers, you will need to think about how they effect their ability to get to and from the new location in a sensible time, and how and where they park if you're in an urban space where parking is at limited. Map out everybody's new travel and time, and if you are able to, offer to help with transportation cost or parking costs. Be receptive to flexible hours or work-from-home days for all workers who face prolonged commute times.

Provide Information on Child Care in Denver

Research day care and after school care in the new area and offer to help pay for any application charges for associates who will need to make a change in day care.

Define Targets, But Have Some Fun

It's easy to get stuck in the stress and adrenaline rush--to the point which not much work is carried out in the days preceeding the office move to Denver. Especially if your move is cross country, it's simple to forget about the tasks at hand if you are looking for a new place to live and marketing your old home and checking out schools and uprooting families. There will be turmoil and chaos, hence grant your staff some slack--but be ready to gently get any wanderers back on course should they begin to slip.

Human nature being how it is, you might have a bit of low spirits and stress within the weeks getting close to the move. Again, if your move is interstate this could be far more noticeable, so offer incentives for remaining on target and productive. Organize packing events or get-togethers for families on the weekends.

Provide an Information Packet on Denver

Even in this digital time, an info packet is a fantastic item to have. The depth of this package depends on the scale of the move--if it happens to be local then you probably wouldn't have to investigate school districts and local neighborhoods. For a move that involves moving homes not to mention the business, there are the matters you will need to discuss, including: subdivisions, school districts, daycare, churches, hospitals/health care, local retailers (grocery store, drugstore, shopping), eateries, vets, gyms and after school programs.

Similar to any move, a commercial relocation to Denver will probably be stressful. Making use of these straightforward tips, you can alleviate a part of that anxiety and make sure it's a positive encounter which leads to increased staff retention, so that you hit the ground running the first working day in the new office.

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