Your employees play a big role in your office relocation so it’s important to have open communication during a move. The better communication you have with your employees, the more successful your move will be.
From communicating key messages to listening to your employees concerns, there are many opportunities to ensure clear communication and an efficient move.
Communication During a Move Sets Up Your Business for Success
Communicate Key Messages
One of the most important messages you should communicate to your employees is the reason why you’re moving. It’s not just about telling the office that the move is going to happen, but reassuring them that it is the best thing for the business’ future. Communicate with your employees about how the move will grow the business, create a positive impression to clients, and generate a better working environment.
It’s important to let your employees know about the office move as soon as possible. Employees need to know what to expect and have the chance to ask questions. If you delay the news about the move, you run the risk of negative rumors starting. This could, in-turn lead to your employees feeling that their jobs are threatened. It’s best to avoid the possibility of rumors from the beginning by announcing the move honestly as soon as possible. You’ll be able to address any questions and unknowns with true information so no employees are left thinking of the worst scenarios.
Talk About the Future
Get your employees excited about the move by painting a clear picture of the business’ future. Communicate how this move will be beneficial to all employees. You can send out pictures of the plans or a link to the virtual tour of your new location. When employees are hyped up about the relocation they are much more likely to have a positive attitude during the moving process.
Listen to Staff
Your employees will have a lot of questions and concerns when it comes to the move. Be sure to take time to speak with all your employees and listen to their anxieties. Give them the chance to tell you what you can do to make this move stress-free for all employees.
Communicate Throughout the Relocation
Most importantly, you should continue communication about the move to your employees throughout the whole relocation process. Share updates about the new building or send out a countdown to the move day. You can also prepare an office-wide newsletter that includes tips on packing up an office, tips on moving a family, and general updates about the relocation.
Relocating your business is a stressful time for you as well as your employees, but with a few added communication efforts, it can go smoothly and can be a success.
Work with The Quality Group
At The Quality Group, we’re your commercial relocation specialists. Founded in 1987 in New Orleans, LA, The Quality Group serves the Gulf States with comprehensive commercial moving services from move planning to furniture installation. No other company puts in the time or preparation that we do to make your move stress and hassle-free.