A corporate relocation can be extremely stressful for the management, the staff and even for customers of said business. For employees and employers, the idea of a corporate relocation can fill them with dread.
Putting off a corporate relocation
A recent study by E.ON shows that three-quarters of small and medium-sized businesses find the idea of moving their corporate location so stressful that they will put off or cancel the process altogether. The study also finds that 78 percent of managers choose to stay in a cramped or inefficient building rather than dealing with the stress of a corporate relocation.
The good news is that there are ways to make a successful office move and avoid dealing with a great deal of stress. One of the most important things that a company can do is break down all of the moving parts into bite-sized and checklist tasks that the employer can allocate and distribute among the staff.
Hire a professional corporate relocation specialist
Corporate relocation companies have the expertise and advice that can make the move far easier. Proper professional assistance is crucial when making a large corporate move that involves an entire office, warehouse or mixed-use complex relocating to a different building. When hiring a trusted moving company, it is an investment in safeguarding the company from the critical mistakes that are far too easy to make by moving without professional assistance. Using a corporate relocation professional company ensures that all equipment is safely transported to the new location and gives clients access to experienced professionals who can guide you through every stage of the process which can further reduce stress.
Floor plans and collaboration
A simple way to avoid the confusion that often accompanies a corporate relocation is to draw up a comprehensive floor plan. By assigning team members their new desks in advance, you will ensure that the team knows exactly where they are going and can deal with unpacking their own individual items.
By the same token, it is also important to ensure that staff is well briefed as the corporate relocation is planned. Involving the staff in the process, keeping them informed of the plans and clearly communicating expectations with the staff during the move can help avoid any potential disruptions. Remember, this is a team that is used to working together and by collaborating, the corporate relocation can be far less stressful for the team that is moving.
Plan in advance
Make a plan, hire a professional, and stick with the plan as you go through the corporate relocation process. It is always helpful to discuss your plans with our company. As a moving professional, we can help tweak and improve your plans so that when moving day does arrive you are completely ready to go and not dealing with small, but pesky, problems that could create undue stress.