Many times, business
relocations force employees to uproot and move elsewhere. Rather than face
longer commutes, some people would prefer living near their job.
impacts your personal life and the connection should never be
Some companies are forced to reassign employees to new
locations to cover staffing demands. Employees may find themselves
, across the country, or even overseas. Most times, the cost of
moving is covered by the company. The cost of commuting, initial stays in the
new area, and creating paperwork (notably for
) are often covered as well. Since
this can be a drastic change, counseling fees are often built into the cost the
company will cover as well.
Sometimes, people may be looking to move to find a new job (rather than
relocating with a current employer). This is a great reason to move as it opens
up new possibilities while simultaneously introducing the individual to a new culture
. Before finalizing your move, collect as much
information about your new area as possible, including the cost of living
, transportation methods, local culture, and the
TIP: Make sure there are ample opportunities for
your desired employment in your new location long before you move. Follow trends
and make sure you will have job security.
Arrange for temporary
accommodations as soon as you set a moving date, and always have a back-up plan
ready. Tell your employer about the move at least two weeks in advance and be
receptive to ideas and suggestions he or she may have. When you arrive,
immediately begin interviewing and making good, professional impressions on
those you meet.
Many managers are faced with the difficulty
of weighing the benefits of an office
. It is never an easy decision, but there are many reasons why moving an
office can be beneficial.
Some companies move to follow or capture the
current market trends. This may boost business and lead to an increase in
profits. New markets are particularly appealing as the business can approach a
fresh, open-minded customer base. Other companies move to places where
competition is low, guaranteeing at least moderate success.
Economics weigh heavily on
business relocations. The cost of maintaining an office and staff may be
significantly lower in the suburbs or rural areas than in large cities. While
rent, utilities, and labor may be less expensive, supply deliveries and other
materials may cost significantly more.
Like families, good businesses
tend to grow over time. Expansion is a big reason why companies move into new
offices. When companies are extremely large (notably utility and manufacturing
companies), they may purchase large developments of houses near the business for
employees to inhabit. This makes moving easier as a home will already be made
available to you.
Regardless of what your reason for moving
is, there are considerations every prospective individual planning a move must
make. You must weigh these considerations against your reasons for moving to
make sure that you are ready to relocate:
- Visualize how the move impacts your life and well-being
- Ask friends and family for their input
- Find a place that balances your needs and your desires
Next, begin creating a financial plan
. This is only a rough estimate but it will give
you a good idea of how your move fits into your budget. Since no one can move
for free, don't try to cut corners entirely or else you'll find yourself
spending far more money fixing mistakes than you would have spent moving
properly in the first place. If you can balance your economic situation with
your need to relocate, you will be in a very good situation.
have a basic budget, stake out a neighborhood
you like and that works with your
It should be affordable but it should also feel right
for your new home. Since your move does not end on moving day, plan ahead to
make sure you'll still love your new home several months after
There are many reasons for moving. Regardless of why you're
deciding to move, be sure to balance your reason with the constraints of your
life. It will make your move less stressful and much simpler in the