Motivating Employees To Help With A Summertime Office Move

As a general rule, when somebody asks you to help them move, you’ll immediately come up with an excuse to avoid it at all costs. Moving is not fun, and moving during a hot and humid NYC summer is even less fun.

Sure, you’ve got NYC movers at your fingertips to make the actual move run smoothly, but motivating employees to stay on top of things and help with a relocation can be difficult. Moving in NYC is hard enough without your staff behind you, but there are a few ways you can keep them feeling positive throughout the move.


Keep The Lines Of Communication Open

For a successful move, you’ll want to let your employees in on the relocation as early as possible. This will give them time to plan, especially if their transportation is changing. Have an office wide meeting, and continue to keep them informed as updates arise.

Every single thing that comes up (that will affect them directly) be sure to make them aware of. Let them in on important details and keep them feeling excited about the new space.


Give Them Plenty Of Time

They’ll have to get used to the idea, so let them know as soon as you know. With ample time, they’ll be more likely help to get the office packed and ready to move, which can be a nightmare during the summer months. The more help you have, the sooner you can be done with it.

Working as a team will help to increase office morale and create a deeper bond between co-workers. It’s a great teamwork exercise!


Let Them In On All The Details

They should be in on everything, especially if you’re moving from a borough like Manhattan to the Bronx. The atmosphere is completely different, and due to ample subway access, it’s likely that they might change their mode of transportation.

Give them time to get used to the change of scenery. It will be a big change for those who are used to living and working in a specific place. Gather as much information as you can about the new office and surroundings.

Let them visit, and let them become acquainted with the food and shops around you. Put together an information booklet for them. Include summer hours for everything:

  • Day care
  • Parking
  • Transportation
  • Cafes, restaurants and gyms
  • Local services


Attention to detail and open communication will more than motivate your employees to get ready for a big office move. They’ll want to help you as well. Once your team is on board and you location is ready to roll, call Simply Moving today for a consultation!

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