On average, it will take between 3 to 6 months for you and your team to relocate to a new office. If your team is already dreading a move to a new office space, it’s important that you address concerns early on. Employees might not be excited about a longer commute or working in an open concept office. In order to make sure that employee morale remains high as you move into a new office space, here are some top tips on making sure your employees can stay happy even during the transition to a new office:
Get them involved:
Call a meeting before you even start looking at new office spaces. *Please brainstorm a list of amenities that they would like in a new office or items that would make the current office more enjoyable. Getting access to employee feedback can make sure that everyone’s items of improvement could be addressed with the new office space.
Look at office spaces that are scaled but with a similar layout or location to the previous office. Finding a spacious location that’s close by or that has roughly the same look can ease the transition for many employees.
Get employees to help with design:
Many companies employ interior designers to handle the process of their new office décor. Working with the designer doesn’t have to be an executive responsibility. It can be democratic as well. Wait until the designers have some mockups of the space and the décor and then have employees vote on the design that they like best. Everyone should have a say in the décor as you will all have to spend an equal amount of time in the new space.
Keep some of these top strategies in mind to ensure that your employees can remain much happier about the process of moving office spaces.
This post was written by Tara Kintz. Tara is a director at Signature Workspace which is a Tampa office space. Signature Workspace & operated by Cantor Fund Management, offers services & amenities such as private offices, flex space, co-working space, virtual offices, meeting/conference rooms, & more.