Moving office doesn’t happen every day. In fact, it’s a big milestone in the life of a business and a change in working environment can bring about many benefits.
But before a company can fully embrace these changes, it is important to consider the personal effect an office relocation can have on your staff. How a company manages the change process for staff during an office relocation is critical, particularly if they have been in their existing workplace for a long time.
- Regularly communicated with
- Feel involved
- Can air any concerns regarding the relocation.
If the reason for your office move is to expand or merge with another company, this will involve even more “staff nurturing” and change management as this goes far beyond a change in physical location – it may mean a company restructure, changes in working processes and ethics which can be even more unsettling for staff.
Managing staff expectations
Change Management after the Office Move
Ask staff for feedback and whether there is anything they feel can be improved upon. Whilst you may not be able to implement every change request, it will help to improve overall communication and make sure staff feel involved.