Sometimes an office move is not the happiest of times. It might be that you have to relocate your office because you need to downsize; for example, business may not be good and you need to take this measure to ensure that you can continue. Alternatively, it could just be that those who are involved have concerns about the move and need some reassurance.
The first step is to make sure that every member of staff is fully informed. Talk to the staff about the reasons for the move and make sure that everybody understands that this is important for the future of the business. This process can be a lot harder if the move means that you will be losing staff; for example, it could be that you are moving too far away for your staff to go with you or that you have to lay people off. Make sure that you are aware of your employees’ rights and that you respect these at all times.
If the situation is a little more positive, such as needing bigger premises so that the business can expand, you might want to consider a few celebrations. Once your commercial relocation has been completed you can hold a party at the new offices and invite both staff and clients to show them around and to help them to understand that the future is looking a lot brighter. It is very important not to let your staff or your clients feel that they are out of the loop.