Keeping the whole family happy on relocation

Preparation, flexibility and connections help keep spouses, children satisfied
By Donna Bergles and Charles Freeman
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 10/10/2012

The unhappiness of a partner or family is one of the major reasons for assignment failure.

And there are several reasons behind the discontentment. Relocation is not permanent, so it’s inherently more disruptive. Housing is also not permanent, so it is difficult for a family to make themselves at home. In addition, it often takes significant time for people to become fully connected and settled in a new location.

But an assignment can also be a life-enriching adventure. The key, as with all things, is in the details.