Surviving the office move
So, you’re taking the plunge and moving office locations. You might think the hard part is over, with handing over the deposit and signing the paperwork, but there’s a lot more planning yet to come!
Whether you’re in Cambridgeshire, Saffron Walden, Bury St Edmunds or Newmarket, your office move requirements will be the same – get the word out and get going. Here are our top tips for getting the news out there about your exciting planned move:
Focus on the positive
Whether your news is perceived as a positive change or a worrying action can have a big effect on morale. Be sure to focus on the positive in both your external and internal communications. Perhaps you’re moving out to Haverhill for an office with much more modern facilities or making the leap to St Neots to be closer to your customer base. Always focus on the good parts of a move.
Establish what’s required
For any office move, an office removals company is practically a necessity. Make sure your staff know what is required of them before moving day, from carefully packaging delicate equipment to ensuring their desk furniture and electronics are labelled. Draw up a timeline of what needs to be done by when to save yourself a mad rush at the end of the day!
Communication is key
Before you publish the exciting news on online or on social media, you should let your staff know of your plans – there are even regulations about it under the UK Information & Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004. Again, focus on the positive such as how a move to Royston will be better for their commute, or an office based in Ely will offer much better transport links.
Once everyone is on board internally, it’s time to let the rest of the world know. Whether your message is how you’re expanding to Huntington or coming to Cambs, get it out there and shout about it. Keeping your internal staff, external partners and customers in the loop keeps everyone prepared, and much happier should a delay occur with certain services.
Looking for a removals service in any of the mentioned areas? Cambridge Removals and Storage can help. Contact us today for more information or to request a quote.