Office relocation is fairly common in the business world. It often signals growth and expansion but sometimes it could also be a distress signal however in most cases, the former prevails. One of the company’s main concerns during the moving process is their employees and they will be doing a series of tasks and procedures dedicated to them. Remember that it is not only the physical assets that moves with the business, every single aspect of the organization and that includes its people are doing the move. As employees, what then should you do during an office relocation?
- BE INFORMED AND READ MEMOS
Be sure to be up to date. This you can do in many ways. You can read inter-office memorandums, stop and read the announcements on the bulletin board or simply as colleagues and bosses. You have to know the process to better be able to participate in it.
- JOIN SEMINARS AND DO YOUR OWN RESEARCH
Businesses are likely to hire a removal firm to facilitate the moving process. Oftentimes the said movers with the permission and instruction of the company can give and hold for all the employees a seminar to increase awareness about the different steps in the process as well as packing tips and techniques.
- CONSIDER THE NEW OFFICE ADDRESS’ DISTANCE FROM HOME
How far is the new office going to be from where you live? If it is quite a distance will your employer provide you with a transportation allowance or relocation bonus? When moving, companies would anticipate resignations as some employees would be at a disadvantage when it comes to this. Consider your situation. Some people would not mind so much while this could be a big issue for others.
- BE A HELPING HAND AND NOT A TIME WASTER
Be sure that you lend a hand to the organization. After all, everyone is moving. Do not slack around while your colleagues go packing their personal items in their cubicles and offices. Surely, you do not want to be a pain to them.
- FOLLOW SCHEDULES AND TASK ASSIGNMENTS
Because a business on the move is a business on hiatus, schedules have to be premade and followed diligently. Be a good and model employee. Follow and do what is asked if not better. For every hour that the relocation process extends, such is coupled with certain degrees of losses and expenses.