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The Office Relocation Sourcebook: A Guide to Managing Staff Throughout the Move

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The Office Relocation Sourcebook: A Guide to Managing Staff Throughout the Move

Dennis A. Attwood

ISBN: 978-0-471-13016-1 October 1996 288 Pages

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A complete guide for turning a relocation plan into a reality

The Office Relocation Sourcebook provides relocation teams, atfirms of all sizes, with the background information and practicalguidance they need to pull off a relocation projectcost-effectively and with a minimum of disruption to the employeesbeing moved. Written by the head of the Human Factors Group atExxon Biomedical Sciences, Inc., this valuable resource:
* Arms you with all the forms, checklists, surveys, and summariesguaranteed to make any office relocation project as painless andcost-efficient as possible
* Guides you step by step through the entire relocation process,from the initial planning stages to post-project evaluation
* Covers both the nuts-and-bolts issues and crucial human factorsside of the relocation equation
* Features a computer disk packed with valuable relocation tools,including a comprehensive relocation template

Take the sting out of your next relocation project with The OfficeRelocation Sourcebook.

Office relocation is one of the most challenging aspects of afacility professional's job. This challenge and the thrill ofmeeting it are even greater for members of the relocation team whohave had little or no prior relocation experience. To begin with,there are the thousand and one logistical details that go into thedesigning, planning, and implementation of a relocation project.Then, there is the seemingly impossible task of keeping affectedemployees happy and supplied with everything they need to performtheir jobs--without running into massive cost overruns.

The Office Relocation Sourcebook takes the sting out of relocation.Written by an author with twenty-five years' experience in facilitymanagement and human factors design, this valuable resourceprovides all the background information and practical guidanceneeded to pull off a cost-effective relocation project with aminimum of disruption. These methods and techniques are appropriatefor firms of any size, regardless of the number of employees beingrelocated.

Writing in a warm, conversational style, peppered with handychecklists, summaries, and survey tools, Dennis Attwood guides youstep by step through the entire relocation process, from theinitial planning stages to post-project evaluation. He providescoverage of nuts-and-bolts issues through the human factors side ofthe relocation equation. For instance, Attwood explores workers'reasons for resisting relocation and describes innovativecommunication techniques that can substantially reduce employeeresistance and the common adverse side effects of disrupting theworkplace. In his discussion of work system planning, he comparestraditional design arrangements, such as the neighborhood and teamconcepts, with alternative workplace strategies, including reuse ofexisting office space, and the office outside of the company.

The enclosed disk supplies a variety of useful tools and, inaddition to the forms and checklists found in the book, arms youwith a valuable relocation template.

Make your next office relocation project a success with The OfficeRelocation Sourcebook.
Organizing the Relocation Project Team.

Planning: Social Issues in Office Relocation.

Planning: Communications.

Planning Environmental Concerns of Office Workers.

Planning: Office Planning.

Planning: Workspace Design.

Planning: Human Factors Considerations in the Design of SpecialAreas and Services.

Implementation of the Relocation.

Postproject Evaluations.

Appendices.

Glossary.

Index.
Supplementary Software
The Supplementary Software for this title is stored in a ZIP archive. To open it, you will need a computer with software capable of opening ZIP files. If you do not already have this capability, you can download a free trial of WinZip.
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