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Here is my sentence -

We can always get a transfer to a different department in the office. Having said that one need a strong reason to do so.

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We can always get a transfer to a different department in the office. Having said that, one needs a strong reason to do so.

The use of the phrase

Having said that

is correct here, as it refers to the immediately preceding statement: We can always ...

However there are a couple of grammatical corrections which are needed:

  1. a comma after 'Having said that'.

Otherwise 'Having said that' would refer to the subsequent phrase 'one needs a strong reason etc.

  1. The verb to need has to be in the third person singular - needs

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