Six Ways to Keep the Crew Motivated For Your Office Move to Wichita Falls

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Office MovingSooner or later in the life cycle of your organization you are likely to move your workplace. A commercial relocation is frequently as anxious 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, too. Below are half a dozen ways to keep your staff encouraged and involved during your office move to Wichita Falls.
 

Open Communication

Be as truthful and clear as possible with your staff members. Tell them the causes for the move--enlargement, less expensive office space, or even the need to be closer to infrastructure such as railways or airports--and more importantly, make the move public as soon as possible. In case your move is a result of downsizing, assure your remaining personnel that the move is a natural part of a positive restructuring. Prepare a pre-move work schedule with essential dates--any task due dates, the times you will be moving, the days that you are packing and loading. The greater details you provide, the better your staff will be able to deal with their duties through to the move date. In case something varies in your agenda, spread the word.

Call for Suggestions

After you have decided to make a move, accumulate feedback from your team--a wish list, if you will--about the place and the type of work place they would enjoy. As much as possible, involve your employees in the decision making--these are the individuals who got you where you are, therefore their views and ideas ought to make a difference.

Deal with Commute Times, Transportation, and Parking

Every business is different, but there are a few constants across the board such as--everyone needs to commute to the office. In case you are in a small city, a move is not such a problem relating to items like parking garages, public transportation, as well as traffic patterns because they usually are not a difficulty. In case those are factors for your workers, you will need to contemplate how they effect their potential to get to and from work in a practical time, and how and where they park should you be in an downtown location where parking is limited. Plan everyone's new travel and time, and if it's possible, offer to assist with transit fare or parking charges. Be open to flexible hours or work-from-home days for your staff who face lengthy driving times.

Provide Details on Child Care in Wichita Falls

Examine child care and after school care around the new area and offer to help cover any application fees for team members who will need to make a change in day care.

Define Expectations, However Have Some Fun

It's not hard to get stuck in the nervousness and adrenaline rush--to the point that not much work gets done in the run-up to the office move to Wichita Falls. Particularly if your move is cross country, it is easy to overlook the tasks at hand if you find yourself house-hunting and trying to sell your old home and researching schools and uprooting families. There will be confusion and chaos, that being said give your staff some slack--but be prepared to gently guide any wanderers back on track should they begin to slip.

Human nature being how it is, there's bound to be a tad of low morale and anxiousness within the days leading up to the move. Once more, if the move is long distance this could be much more apparent, so offer incentives for remaining on target and positive. Organize packing events or get-togethers for families on the weekends.

Supply an Information Packet on Wichita Falls

Even in this electronic era, an information packet is a fantastic item to get. The depth of the package depends on the scale of the move--if it's a fairly short distance then you probably wouldn't have to research school choices and subdivisions. For a transfer involving moving houses as well as the business, there are certainly the points you will need to attend to, including: subdivisions, school choices, daycare, places of worship, hospitals/health care, local retailers (supermarket, pharmacy, shopping), places to eat, veterinarians, health clubs and after school programs.

Like any move, a commercial relocation to Wichita Falls will likely be stressful. By using these simple tips, you can ease a part of that anxiety and ensure it's a favorable encounter leading to increased personnel retention, so that you can hit the ground running the initial working day in the new office.

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