So we have officially moved out of the dudes in a garage phase into professionals who have an office phase! Not sure were going public anytime soon but we have a new space located in Tualatin. We are right on the man made lake in downtown along the Tualatin Art Walk, so if you’re in […]
So we have officially moved out of the dudes in a garage phase into professionals who have an office phase! Not sure were going public anytime soon but we have a new space located in Tualatin. We are right on the man made lake in downtown along the Tualatin Art Walk, so if you’re in the Portland Metro area look us up and stop on by. Now that we have an office we are in the process of strategizing how much to use it. Our company wants to capture the pros of working at home with the pros of working at an office.
The pros of working in an office were immediately available in our first full day working together as a team. The collaboration on projects is way better, and being able to communicate directly with other members of the team helps us get input from all involved and projects are able to progress from step to step much more rapidly with the communication between the team. At the same time we don’t want the office to be something that people are required to show up to 8-5 all the time every day.
We want to keep the benefits of working at home on a flexible schedule. Studies by Best Buy and Dow Chemical have found that knowledge workers who telecommute or work from home are 30-40% more productive than those that were required to be at the office from 8-5. Also I don’t really like web based meetings, and I think I am not alone there, as most people don’t care for them, but the pros are that usually they are quicker and stay on point hitting just the key subjects.
Big picture telecommuting is also good as it reduces traffic and accidents, which allows are communities to function more effectively as a whole, it also cuts down on CO2 emissions and allows the community to capture more of the knowledge and skills of there most valuable members by delaying the retirement age by letting senior employees work from home.
Overall we love the office, and will spend a lot of time here, but other than a few meetings a week we will keep the business flexible, and all of us will be working from home a day or two a week as well.
For more info about our staff feel free to click here to read about Dillon, our awesome graphic designer.