Chapter 3. Having Made the Move, You Should Grow Where You’re Planted

When transplanting a seedling or shrub, any good gardener knows that the immediate “after period” is critical. The act of moving can send even the hardiest plant into shock, with disturbed roots taking time to adapt to new soil. Humans can be similarly affected by a move. Wherever we work, we put down roots in the form of habits, customs, and relationships. The longer we stay in one place, the more embedded we get. When we pull ourselves up to move to a new job, it can prove tricky to acclimate to a new environment.

The key to a successful move is to fully engage with where you’ve been replanted. You need to let go of your old workplace and its way of doing things and put down ...

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