Moving – whether it’s for professional or personal reasons – can be an extremely stressful event. As someone who has moved across the country more than once, I’ve developed some systems to make it more bearable from move to move. I always start by establishing a color code for my moving labels and creating a three-ring binder for all of the vital details and checklists associated with each move. On our most recent move last year from Iowa to Indiana, I discovered the awesome benefits of using a digital notebook like Microsoft OneNote to manage my move details even more efficiently. It made keeping the details at my fingertips so simple thanks to the program being available on all of my mobile devices via the OneNote app. I was hooked!
As crazy as a personal move may be, office moves can be even worse given the enormous number of people and details you have to coordinate. I’ve coordinated many office relocations due to mergers, acquisitions, or expansions. In these situations, the admin becomes a project coordinator whether you want to be one or not. You’re the one helping establish timelines for deliverables, communicating updates to contractors and employees, coordinating the move timing so things run smoothly, and more. It can be overwhelming to say the least.
This month, we’re sharing some tips, advice, and first-hand experience on how to successfully navigate various types of moves, including personal moves, office moves, and helping an executive move. We’re kicking things off this week by helping you navigate the process of relocating yourself and your career, including finding a new job, getting to know a new area, transportation considerations, and building your professional network in your new city.
I’ve had a personal refresher on this topic with our move last summer, and I will be sharing a lot of my personal stories of what we did right, what we did wrong, and resources we discovered or would recommend in helping others coordinate an efficient move. If you have tips and stories to share, we’d love to hear from you, too. Please share them with us here. You can also find lots of tips, advice, and resources on our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages.
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