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6 Ways to Make Your Commercial Relocation Easier for Your Team

Relocating a business is challenging! Managers are just some who can get overwhelmed during a business relocation; employees can also. As a manager, it’s vital to help your employees maintain an acceptable workload without causing them undue stress.

You can do many things to make your commercial relocation more manageable for your employees. From staying organized to choosing a strategic time of year for your relocation, making these smart decisions during your relocation can make life easier. Here’s what to know.

1. Stay Organized

An organized relocation is a smooth relocation. To ensure you clearly understand the amount of work you need to do, make lists of the tasks you need to complete both before and after the relocation.

Once you’ve made lists, you can assign the work to various people in your business. Pay attention to who will be doing what tasks. Spreading the work to many people ensures no one becomes overwhelmed.

2. Maintain Good Lines of Communication

The better you communicate with customers and employees, the more people know what to expect, and the easier it gets to have a low-stress relocation. You can communicate with customers through your website, email blasts, newsletters, social media, and signs.

Ensure that your employees know about these communications so they’ll know how to reiterate those messages during conversations with customers. Keep your employees informed about timelines and other information relating to your relocation so they can make informed decisions throughout the workday.

3. Have a Moving Committee

Another way to distribute the work to many people in your company is to create a moving committee to tackle the relocation work together. The committee size should partially depend on how much work there is to do, so consider the tasks that need to be done before creating the committee. One ideal way to create a moving committee is to combine managers and staff so that you have both groups represented.

4. Pick the Right Time of the Year

Picking the right time of year for a business relocation can be very important. Consider your busiest season, and avoid scheduling your commercial relocation for that period. Consult with employees to ask them what times of year are the least active for them, and use this information to guide your relocation scheduling.

5. Give Yourself Lots of Lead Time

One of the hardest things to do is pull together a relocation at the last minute. You can make moving easier for your employees by giving your company ample lead time to schedule and plan your relocation. The more time, the better.

6. Choose the Right Moving Company

The right moving company can serve as your partner during your commercial relocation. Look for a moving company that offers a range of commercial relocation services, including packing and unpacking. A good relocation company can reduce the work for your employees, and for you, so you can focus on what’s truly important for your company.

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