Executives and project team members are justifiably concerned with the overall direction, goals and implementation of the actual relocation or facility change. Staff members, however, are concerned with these other aspects such as –
Where do I park?
Where do I sit?
What do I take with me?
Incorporating information about the location will be very much appreciated by your staff, and will help avoid down time as a result. At a minimum, the following topics should be included in your overall communications plan:
- Driving directions (refer to a site)
- Parking options and pricing
- Entry into the building – where and how
- Building amenities
- Nearby restaurants
- Nearby services – child care, banking, drug stores, dry cleaning
- Public transportation
- Nearby attractions of note
You can rely on a number of resources when gathering this information. A good source may be local real estate firms, chamber of commerce, property managers and economic developsment organizations. Make sure the staff can visualize a great future in your new location.
Helen Dennis is the President and co-founder of 300 Decisions, a strategic, full-service business relocation management company specializing in helping organizations transition into new work environments without disrupting business operations.