We’re Moving Our Office – Again
It’s time for another office move. I seem to do this a lot.
I don’t necessarily like to move – it’s always a hassle. However, it’s also very energizing. It always gets the juices going again. That I love.
Since I’m busy, this is going to be short.
Here’s what a move can teach you:
- It never goes as well as you planned.
- It never goes as badly as you feared.
- It always cost more than you budgeted.
- Planning is important, details matter, but be flexible.
- Know what you are good at, know what you can’t do, and delegate.
- Build a team; empower and trust them.
- Have standards – but not crazy stupid standards.
- Start early.
- Work late.
- A sense of humor is critical.
- Say thank you – a lot.
- Smile . . .
- Know the name of the most junior person on the truck and take care of him or her. It’s amazing what they can do – good and bad.
- Hold the senior member of the crew accountable and let them do their job.
- Share a pizza with the crew. You’ll always learn something new.
- When the lady who’s been packing boxes for twenty years suggests you add extra packing – listen.
- You will learn something about the true character and work ethic of your office mates. A little manual work will do that.
- You are in charge, your are accountable, you write the check, and you can’t do it alone.
That’s enough for now. I have to go help carry a copier up a flight of stairs. I love it . . .