Any business’s office relocation is huge. Moving to a larger building is a sure sign of a company’s growth! But moving your office itself is bound to be less fun than you imagine.
Moving to a new workplace should be an enjoyable event for your co-workers and here are four ways to go about it that make it a creative adventure.
It is important to talk to the employees about the impending office move before you start packing. Tell the staff about what the new office looks like. Tell them about what kind of new equipment that you’ll be using at the new office. If it is in the budget, allow your employees purchase their own brand new personal office furniture. Guide workers around the new office and show them exactly what they’re moving into.
For the most part, people who work in an office are glad to be there because they’re on a team. Meet with the employees to explore ideas and options for the new office space. Giving them the change to share their feelings gives everybody the ability to unwind, vent, and share openly. Get their ideas for break rooms in the new office. Can you imagine what you’re employees would think if you say that “we have break rooms that include a rock- and air-climbing wall, ping-pong table, and video games?” When employees have the opportunity to communicate and have confidence in their position, they are more involved in a commercial move, which is always fabulous.
It’s fair to reward people who are most involved in the office move. Involve team members in contests, such as a best conference room naming or longer pack packing for the new office. Incentives can be something as simple as giving new mugs to their employees. Top earners in the company should be able to choose where their new office is. Be well prepared before and after the move with plenty of refreshments. To keep workers motivated, the break room should be well-stocked with coffee, teas, and soft drinks.
After the office move, it’s time to celebrate! Celebrate by incentivizing the whole team and getting everyone back to work on being productive.
Throw an office party after the move is complete. Make it a once-in-a-lifetime blowout event! Use this opportunity to impress clients, customers, and others with your new offices. Do everything you can to celebrate your moment of victory.
Whether you are moving delicate artwork, a whole office, fragile lab equipment, sensitive IT systems, or anything office related, call Carolina Commercial movers at 866-226-1226. Call today for a free quote.