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ALL THE RIGHT MOVES: SUPPORTING COLLEAGUES THROUGH A CHANGE IN OFFICE

Although we haven’t seen much of our offices lately, for many, they remain the scene of collaboration, progress, friendship and memories. So when a lease expires or an organisation has to downsize, saying goodbye to a building can be tough. Here, Steve Chawke, head of internal communications at Capita, shares his insight from previous roles, where he steered employees through several relocations.

3rd February 2021
Increasingly, business leaders are as mindful of culture as they are of business tasks and strategy. There can be a reason for moving offices that’s sensible and rational, but there is another lens you have to put on: how will people react? When I helped npower to relocate a few years ago, their leaders understood that the project would need someone to help navigate colleagues through a...
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