Staring down the productivity drain of moving and winning

Who enjoys an office move? No one I know. While a move might lead to long-term benefits, the process of moving can be a productivity-drain. I am staring the productivity-drain in the face this week:

Who enjoys an office move?  No one I know.  While a move might lead to long-term benefits, the process of moving can be a productivity-drain.  I am staring the productivity-drain in the face this week:

I am moving the physical location of my law practice from Oklahoma City about 10 miles away to Edmond (for those not familiar with the area, an adjoining city).  I am moving into a picturesque office park (Christman Parke) closer to my home and around solid and interesting people.  It will be a good thing once the physical part of the move is complete.  However, in the meantime, I believe my planning, preparation and the nature of my practice allows for a smooth transition.

The only substantial change is the mailing address:  to 1233 E. 33rd Street, Edmond, OK 73013.  Current address: 100 E. California, Suite 200, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

Due to the way I have structured my communications over the past year, my email, telephone number and facsimile number all stay the same.  For the substantial number of people I communicate with over telephone, email and other electronic media, there will be no change.  I am spreading the word of my new physical address through this blog, email and traditional (although very reliable) old mail.

All of the items I can carry were moved during non-traditional business hours, leaving only some of the larger items for the movers this week.  I hope to settle into the new office and continue to serve my clients, with almost no producitivty-drain.

If you have any interesting moving stories, I would love to hear them???

Posted by Shawn Roberts

On this blog, I write about and try to answer practical Oklahoma legal questions. My focus and most experience is in estate planning and business issues including Oklahoma non-compete law. I make a living as an attorney in the law firm I founded, Cazes Roberts, PLLC in Oklahoma City. I live in Edmond with wife Amy and my two children, Sam (17) and David (9). We live precisely in the path of where the "wind comes sweeping down the plains."

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Keith Taggart

Congratulations! That’s a beautiful location! And great to work closer to home!

Shawn J. Roberts

Thank you Keith, I really like the location and the shorter drive!

Congrats on the move! You’re a much closer neighbor of ours at T&S now.

Shawn J. Roberts

Thank you Tim, it is a nice location and about 10 minutes closer to our home.

Dave Moeller

CONGRATULATIONS on the move. At least now you can sneak home for lunch or have Amy and the boys visit you more.

Later,

Shawn J. Roberts

Thank you Dave. This move has a lot of positives, I just don’t like carrying boxes much!