New Habitat for Humanity HQ convenient to transit

New Habitat for Humanity HQ convenient to transit

Dec 03

The first “headquarters” for Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity, if you could even call it that, was a spare church basement

On Monday, it will open a new headquarters in St. Paul — a three-story, 28,000-square foot building that cost $6.9 million and is designed to be more accessible to the low-income families it helps and the volunteers who support it.

Providing easy access for families who may not have a car was “absolutely vital,” said Susan Haigh, president of Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity. The building is just a block away from the Fairview Avenue light-rail stop, and a bus stop is right at its front door.

Source: www.startribune.com

Stegmeier Consulting Group’s take…

In selecting a new HQ location that is well-served by public transport, an organization can more easily secure the top talent they seek; especially those Millennials they hope to employ for years to come, considering the younger generation’s draw to large urban centers.

Anytime an organization makes a major move, location is one of the key concerns. Proximity to public transportation offers Habitat for Humanity a lot of advantages. It helps with employee commutes, centers their headquarters in an appealing urban environment, and allows easy access for those they serve.

Whenever an organization undertakes a large workplace change initiative, these are just some of the questions that must be considered. If employees have too long or difficult a commute, they are more likely to leave. Furthermore, an organization in an unappealing environment will be less likely to attract new talent, and a more accessible location will allow more business from clients or consumers.

Stegmeier Consulting Group can assist with a wide range of challenges involved in implementing a workplace change initiative.  Contact us to find out how our services can help your organization.

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