How To Manage Employee Relocation Better
Moving your business to a new location is going to take some work. It means packing and moving all your office contents. Not surprisingly, some items you’ll unpack at a new destination, might have unexpected significance to your employees. They are going to be anxious if the items they rely on are a hot mess.
At Whybirds, we would always advise you to engage an employee relocation service but here we offer some tips that should make the process go more smoothly and efficiently.
Nothing could be more important when moving, than being organised. The only thing more beneficial than being organised, is being even more organised.
We recommend preparing detailed to-do lists and a timeline that can be shared with all employees. This way, everyone will know what to expect. They can also help move things along.
Make changes as you go, to let everyone know when things have been completed or that a new task has been added. It goes without saying that you should post all this information so everyone can see it.
Get some help
As early as possible before your planned moving date, it’s best to get experienced help and hire the professionals. Our employee relocation service can help with all the logistics—packing, loading, transporting, unloading and storage as needed.
Having us doing the work for you, takes the pressure and stress off you. You can then focus on everything that’s needed to get your business up and running in the new location. When you opt to do the moving yourself, you’ll find yourself caught up with all the organisational dramas, as well as all the packing, the vehicles, the removals and the unpacking.
In the weeks and days leading up to the big move, create a list of tasks that need to be completed. Delegate—divide them among the employees.
If each person is delegated just a couple of things to complete, the process will go much more smoothly. You might have your employees box and label the items in their desk, office or cubicle. Don’t forget to assign someone the job of packing the dishes and utensils in the staff refreshments area.
Everyone involved will be more invested in the relocation project and being responsible for doing their bit will bolster their self-esteem.
Make a plan for the new place
At your new location, unpacking will be a breeze if you have arranged access prior to moving day to make decisions on where everything is to go. Proper labelling of items is critical to the success of this part of the process. Make sure labels are easy to see and read and that there is a corresponding instruction in your plan for the organisation of the new office.
The movers can stick to the plan as they unload furniture and boxes, making it infinitely easier to unpack and put everything away.
Whybirds is the Ipswich expert in moving. Call us now for help with your employee relocation.