With our recent move in mind, at one of D+P’s infamous ‘Friday Lunches’ we held a poll: “Who likes to move?” The office was split on the topic. Some were quite content with staying in familiar surroundings, while others liked the idea of a change, of something new. I could see both sides of the argument.
As you know, moving requires planning, purging, packing and unpacking, and mass [re]organizing that can all bring on stress. But there’s something rewarding and liberating, even, about the process. Going through old things allows you to reflect upon past work and accomplishments, while de-cluttering and honing in on what you really need to get the job done.
Moving also means a change in physical space and new scenery. By relocating a mere six blocks away, we have found ourselves in a new section of town, eager to discover the best coffee shops and lunch spots. And from the old space to the new, we’ve traded in corporate white walls for exposed brick walls, high, exposed-beam ceilings, and large windows overlooking the Schuylkill River. The new office has an open and creative feel that can lead to more collaboration and flow of ideas. We’re excited to see this translate into our work with clients.
So what was my response to the poll? I like to move. I like the idea of a change. The very nature of our industry is ever-evolving, and our work often involves being adaptable to quick and sudden change – whether it’s rebranding, introducing a new product or service, reaching new audiences and expanding target markets, counseling on crises and getting ahead of the story, or diving head-first into a new social media platform. Here at D+P, we are constantly moving.