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July 12, 2020

Happy Workers: Happy Move! How to Keep Your Employees Engaged During an Office Relocation

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Are you relocating offices?

If so, you have a lot of things to get in order for your move. When preparing for your move, one very important thing you need to keep in mind is your employees’ engagement levels

An office move can be a major distraction for employees, so it’s important to do what you can to keep them engaged. 

Check out this happy workers guide to discover how to keep your employees engaged during an office relocation. 

Involve Employees During the Planning Process 

One of the best ways to keep your employees engaged during an office move is to involve them in the planning process. 

One of the best ways to get employees involved is to have them help with the new office layout. We suggest scheduling a meeting well ahead of your move to ask your employees some of the following questions:

  • What do you envision as your ideal workspace?
  • What do you like/dislike about our current layout?
  • What new additions would you like to see in our new office space? (ie, new chairs, a new copier, new break room furniture, new coffee machine)

By getting your employees involved in the office move, you’ll make them feel more valued, and they’ll likely have a more positive attitude about the experience. 

Watch Workloads 

In the days and weeks surrounding the office move, both you and your employees will have some extra tasks to juggle. 

To make sure your employees aren’t overwhelmed with the work of the move in addition to their regular workload, we suggest making sure that you’re not assigning any extra projects during this time. 

If you originally had any deadlines scheduled during this time, we suggest pushing them out a week or two. The same goes for big presentations, meetings, or any other big project that may be causing your employees extra stress

Keeping workloads light will help ease your employees’ stress about the office move and give them time to adjust to their new environment. 

Keep Communication Open 

Office moves have a lot of moving parts, which is why it’s very important for you to keep lines of communications open throughout the moving process. 

Make sure you’re updating your employees on a regular basis about any changes to the move. Your employees should also be well-aware of what their roles are in the days leading up to the move and the day of the move. 

And, once you have the move schedule, make sure to share it with your employees right away so they can ask questions and plan their day. 

Create an Info Packet 

Creating an info packet is another great way to keep your employees happy and engaged during the move. 

If your new office is more than a few blocks away from the old one, this means your employees will have to say goodbye to their favorite coffee spots, break spots, lunch spots, parking spots, and more. 

To make the transition easier on your employees, we suggest creating an info packet that contains information about nearby coffee shops, restaurants, gyms, grocery stores, dry cleaners, and daycare centers. 

This way, your employees will have an easier time navigating their new surroundings. 

Happy Workers: It’s Time for Your Office Move! 

Now that you’ve read this happy workers guide, you’ll be able to keep your employees better engaged during your move. 

Of course, hiring the right moving company is another major part of moving offices. Contact us today if you’re looking to move offices in the Washington DC area. 

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Kay K. December 2021

Barbara Bush Foundation
"I wanted to thank you for sending a great group of men to move us – they were wonderful!"

George B. December 2021

Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers
"I wanted to compliment the crew that you sent to handle our move. The project manager, supervisor and the entire crew did a great job. They were all a pleasure to work with. The team leads kept us informed during the entire process. Every single member of the crew was very respectful, courteous and polite throughout the move. The group worked extremely well with each other and us to address the few curveballs that the space threw at us as far as getting things to fit in some tight areas. Requests to move certain items after they had already been set in place were happily accommodated without any reluctance. The entire crew should be commended."

Mary H. December 2021

American College Health Association
"I can’t say enough about how wonderful the team from OMX was to work with. Every single person involved in the move was helpful, professional, kind, and patient – even when I didn’t have answers to questions that I should have. There were many times throughout our three days together that frustration could have taken over, but the OMX team was always calm and willing to troubleshoot a solution to an unexpected challenge. This is our second move with OMX and I wouldn’t want to do another move without them. A big thank you to your wonderful crew – they’re the best!"

Michael B. November 2021

Law Offices of Brown & Brown
"Everything went great. My coworkers and I were very impressed with the speed, efficiency, and care that was shown by the OMX moving crew."

Midhat P. September 2021

District Capital Partners
"Our move yesterday was great! I don’t think many people can say that about a move but the guys were efficient, communicative, polite, and all around awesome. I really appreciate you making this a smooth process."

Jonathan A. September 2021

Orrick
"Thank you very much for the great service your team provided. We were changing plans and re-thinking things and your team helped us find solutions. Looking forward to working with you again!"

Tom K. September 2021

Visit Alexandria
"I wanted to let you know what a great job your crew did yesterday. Just really warm, helpful and efficient. The move went smoothly on both ends and they even added an extra stop for us when requested, and helped our CEO rearrange her office to accommodate a piece of furniture that initially seemed not to fit. Just a great experience all around. I will definitely recommend OMX to others. Well done and thanks!"

George H. September 2021

Mission Square Retirement
"I want to send a special thank you to the entire OMX team. I truly value all of your hard work and excellent customer service! You guys are always willing to go above and beyond. I look forward to having your team back onsite very soon."

Jennifer A. September 2021

Hogan Lovells
"I’ve managed countless moves for Hogan Lovells and this was one of the smoothest moves, if not the smoothest move I have ever been involved with. Trust was the most important factor for choosing OMX. There were a lot of moving parts to our move (things to dispose of, other things to be donated) and OMX handled all of this accurately and easily."

David M. August 2021

US Dept. of Homeland Security
"I have to say your OMX team was unbelievable. They were professional, responsive, hard-working, and above all, they were the best. All of my personnel were grateful for your team’s work. I would highly recommend your company to any agency that has to move. Thank you again."
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