So have you ever had to move away from familiar surroundings due to job related responsibilities?
I mean having to relocate and leave behind those who are familiar and dear to you.
Although this may seem far fetch to some, today this is an all too common scenario.
Today, companies are expanding due to business ventures and in some cases require employees to relocate for a bit to ensure the company gets a foot hold wherever they are.
If this is your case don’t fret. Here are a few tips that can help you stay connected and still feel apart of the family.
In the coming month I will suggest in a four part weekly series ideas to help you feel connected, maintain communication, and keep focus.
Relocating for however long for one can be nerve racking. This can be doubly stressful when family is involved. The pressure is even elevated when there is no plan. Just as with any task or venture a good plan is a must. This is why!
A good plan covers:
- What your dealing with now?
- How you plan to address the issue if any?
- Where do you plan to go?
- How do you plan to achieve the goal?
- Who is going to be affected and
- When do you accept the decision?
Think of it this way. When a business wants to expand there is much preplanning. A detailed financial analysis is conducted to determine whether the expansion will be worth it. So all associated cost are assessed, a site visit is conducted, and a competitor analysis is reviewed. This of course is just a few of the criteria used to validate the expansion. Every company has its formula.
Now, in much the same fashion one must conduct this sort of analysis to come up with a plan. One has to:
- Determine whether the move will financially increase the position.
- Assess all costs associated with the move.
- Involve others who have made a similar move to garner related information.
- Investigate site to assess any concerns.
- What are the native cost of living concerns.
There are of course other questions but these are enough to get the ball rolling in developing a plan.
Spend time with your family or friends and talk about it. Getting all concerns out on the table helps to address any potential issues.
Remember this is a decision that impacts not only you but others who are tied to you financially. So, being open and honest as well as welcoming all thoughts can make an otherwise stressful event more accepting.
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