If you are thinking about relocating your business’s office, several people can help ensure it goes to plan. There is yourself, of course, especially if you plan it properly. There are third parties related to your business, such as utility companies, commercial lawyers and so on, plus the all-important office removalists who are essential for a stress-free move.
A group of people who are every bit as important are the ones you see every day, and they are your employees. If, as a business owner, you realise that your employees can play a positive role in your office relocation and act upon that realisation, your move to new premises should be a huge success before, during and after it takes place. Let us look at how you can make that happen.
Start With Openness And Honesty
Being open and honest with employees is something which you should be in all circumstances. However, it is even more important when it is an office relocation that is in the pipeline. You should discuss the relocation from the outset, stating why you think it should happen, and ideally, those reasons should be positive.
Outline what your plans are, and also do not be afraid to highlight some of the negatives that could occur, such as temporary disruption to the business, and your employees having to seek alternative ways to travel to the new office.