Six Approaches to Keep the Crew Motivated During Your Office Move to Little Rock

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Office MovingSooner or later in the life cycle of your company you are likely to move your workplace. A commercial relocation is frequently as hectic for you and your personnel as a household goods move, only more so for you since you are a major contributor to your crew's well-being, as well. Listed here are six ways to keep your crew encouraged and included throughout your office move to Little Rock.

Open Communication

Be as truthful and transparent as possible with your personnel. Make them aware of the causes for the move--enlargement, less costly office space, or the need to be nearer to infrastructure like rail terminals or airports--and more importantly, make the move public as soon as possible. When your move is because of downsizing, reassure your remaining employees that the move is component to a constructive reorientating. Send out a pre-move schedule along with essential dates--any project deadlines, the periods you'll be moving, the times that you'll be packing and loading. The more information you present, the better your team can coordinate their responsibilities through to the move day. In the event that something varies in your schedule, get the word out.

Ask for Feedback

After you have opted to make a move, collect suggestions from your team--a wish list, if you will--about the area and the style of work place they would prefer. If you can, include the workers in the decision making--these are the people who got you where you are, so their ideas and ideas should make a difference.

Address Commute Times, Transportation, and Parking

Every company is unique, however there are some constants in general for example--everyone must commute to work. If you're in a small town, a move will not be such a big deal concerning items like parking garages, public transport, and traffic patterns since they typically are not an issue. In case those are aspects to your employees, you will need to consider how they impact their ability to get to and from the office in a reasonable time, and how and where they park if you're in an downtown area where parking is at a premium. Plan everybody's new drive and time, and if you are able to, offer to assist with bus or subway cost or parking charges. Be open to flexible hours or work-from-home days for your employees that have to deal with prolonged driving times.

Provide Information on Child Care in Little Rock

Investigate day care and after school care in the new office and offer to help cover any application costs for associates who will need to make a change in day care.

Identify Targets, However Have Fun

It's not hard to get caught up in the anxiety and adrenaline rush--to the point which not much work is done in the days preceeding the office move to Little Rock. Particularly if your move is cross country, it is easy to forget the tasks at hand if you are house-hunting and trying to sell your old house and investigating school districts and uprooting families. There'll be frustration and anxiety, that being said give your staff some leeway--but be prepared to gently guide any wanderers back on track in case they begin to slip.

Human nature being how it is, there'll be some low spirits and anxiousness within the days getting close to the move. Once more, if the move is long distance this is likely to be a lot more pronounced, so offer rewards for staying on target and efficient. Arrange packing parties or get-togethers for families on the weekends.

Put Together an Information Packet on Little Rock

Even in this online age, an information packet is a wonderful thing to get. The detail of this folder is dependent upon the size of the move--if it happens to be local then chances are you will not need to investigate schools and local neighborhoods. For a move that involves moving residences as well as the workplace, there are the matters you will have to consider, such as: neighborhoods, educational institutions, child care, churches, hospitals/health care, neighborhood shops (supermarket, pharmacy, shopping), places to eat, vets, fitness centers and after school programs.

Like any move, a commercial relocation to Little Rock will probably be stressful. By using these simple suggestions, it is possible to relieve a part of that worry and ensure it is a favorable encounter leading to increased staff retention, so that you will hit the ground in good shape the initial day at the new workspace.

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