Six Approaches to Keep the Staff Going For Your Office Move to Tulsa

By Julie DeLong, A-1 Freeman Moving Group 

Office MovingAt some point in the life cycle of your organization you are likely to move your office. A commercial relocation is commonly as stressful for you and your staff as a household goods move, only more so for you because you're responsible for your crew's well-being, too. Below are 6 ways to keep your staff encouraged and included during your office move to Tulsa.
 

Open Communication

Be as straightforward and transparent as you can with your personnel. Let them know the causes for the move--expansion, more affordable office space, or the need to be nearer to infrastructure like railways or airports--and more importantly, make the move public as early as possible. When your move is caused by downsizing, reassure your remaining employees that the move is part of a favorable reorientating. Distribute a pre-move calendar that includes essential dates--any task deadlines, the days you're going to be moving, the days that you will be packing and loading. The greater specifics you provide, the better your crew will coordinate their tasks through to the move time. In case something shifts in your agenda, spread the word.

Ask for Suggestions

Once you've decided to make a move, obtain input from your team--a wish list, if you will--about the location and the kind of office they might want. If you can, incorporate your employees in the decision making--these are the people who got you where you are, thus their ideas and tips should make a difference.

Deal with Drive Times, Transportation, and Parking

Every company is diverse, but there are a few constants overall such as--everyone will have to commute to the office. In case you are in a small city, a move will not be such a big problem relating to items like parking garages, public transportation, as well as traffic patterns since they typically are not a challenge. In case those are aspects to your personnel, you will need to consider how they effect their potential to get to and from the new location in a sensible time, and how and where they park if you are in an urban area where parking reaches a premium. Map out everybody's new travel and time, and if you are able to, offer to help with transportation fare or parking fees. Be receptive to adjustable hours or work-from-home days for any employees that face prolonged commute times.

Provide Information Regarding Day Care in Tulsa

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

Determine Targets, However Have Some Fun

It's easy to get caught up in the nervousness and adrenaline rush--to the point which not much work gets carried out in the days preceeding the office move to Tulsa. Particularly when your move is long-distance, it's easy to overlook the tasks at hand if you find yourself searching for a new house and selling your old house and investigating schools and uprooting families. There'll be turmoil and anxiety, so allow your team some leeway--but be ready to delicately steer any wanderers back on course should they begin to slip.

Human nature being how it is, there will be a bit of low spirits and anxiety within the weeks getting close to the move. Again, if your move is long distance this could be more apparent, so provide prizes for remaining focused and efficient. Schedule packing events or get-togethers for families on the weekends.

Provide an Information Packet on Tulsa

Even in this electronic age, an information packet is a fantastic item to get. The particulars of this packet depends on the scale of the move--if it happens to be local then chances are you wouldn't have to research school choices and subdivisions. For a transfer which involves moving homes not to mention the business, there are certainly the points you will need to discuss, for instance: local communities, educational institutions, daycare, churches, hospitals/health care, nearby retail stores (grocery, pharmacy, shopping), places to eat, vets, fitness centers and after school programs.

Like any move, a commercial relocation to Tulsa will probably be hectic. Making use of these basic tips, you can relieve some of that tension and make certain it's a favorable experience that leads to increased staff retention, so that you will hit the ground in good shape the initial day at the new office.

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