Relocation can be a complicated process for even one person. There are so many elements one must take into consideration, and they all need to be juggled. And unless there’s a bit of a masochistic streak in you, chances are none of the aforementioned tasks are actually things you want to do. Spend time with your family, shift your focus to your new job/career, start to learn about the new area you’ll be living in—these are the ways you’d rather spend your moving-related time, not making sure all the curtains are packed in the same box.
Now take all of that complication and multiply that by 100. This is what happens when part of an organization needs to relocate. Adequately and appropriately handling all the issues associated with relocating an office is one of human resource officers’ more difficult (and thankless) tasks. In addition to handling her typical duties as an HR officer, one in charge of a relocation also needs to make sure all the appropriate measures are taken to ensure a smooth transition from the original location to the new one. And don’t forget: She may have to move herself as well. Not easy.
Now take that 100-person office and multiply it by 200. That’s right, 20,000 people. According to an article on The Washington Post, nearly that many defense workers (over 19,000) are being relocated to Northern Virginia. The logistics, the article mentions, are mind-boggling. The highways nearby are likely to become significantly more congested. One lawmaker, Rep. James P. Moran, Jr. of Virginia, boldly predicts commutes of up to five hours a day.
Moving people, it goes without saying, is not simple.
Thankfully, we here at CORT have an excellent track record handling relocating groups of all sizes, from a single person to an entire office. The next time you or your office needs to uproot and move, consider using our fantastic, proven suite of services, which also includes destination services and furniture rental.