Instead of an article writing or marketing tip/lesson today, I thought I’d share some behind-the-scenes hammering, sawing and construction action going on outside of my office:
We’re adding another 521 sq. ft. addition to our current office to make room for an editorial team expansion project to be completed in about 3 weeks.
Right now our editorial team members are spread out in (4) separate offices of 2-5 people per room and it’s hard to get a sense of unity/congruency in separate offices.
Next week we’ll be wiring this room with Cat5 (no, editors don’t need Cat6 gigabit ethernet) for Internet access, replacing the ugly blue-light fluorescents with half-moon incandescent sconces on the walls, whiteboards, and custom desks that we’re investigating new ways to innovate to get more of what we want in ergonomics without paying a bundle for it.
Downsides to this new room is that it’ll be a bit noisier than each of the small offices that our editors are in now, but most of our editors have headphones on during the day and we’re looking into ways to add sound absorption things into the room.
Another added benefit of this new editorial team room is the proximity to the free lunch room just down the hall. About 85% of our team eats here at the office and this saves time, money for the editor and helps them to keep up with your incoming article submissions.