Losing Staff During Post-Move is Common

Many organizations fail to plan properly for the post-move phase. Circuits and facilities need to be decommissioned, rapid response teams need to be ready to resolve unforeseen problems, and executive management needs to provide the proper budget to this phase so that staff is not stretched to the breaking point.

Executives need to be aware that during this phase is often where they lose the most staff. This happens for a number of reasons including staff who believes they did not receive the proper recognition for their efforts during the move to those who were going to leave anyway. You need a post-move plan that goes beyond technology and addresses the organizational issues that a move uncovers.

The first step is to evaluate each individual on the likelihood of departure versus the impact to your organization. Performing this retention risk analysis prior to moving can help you retain the individuals who have the largest positive impact to your organization’s success.

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