We’ve outgrown our current office and as of yesterday, officially doubled our office size.
Here are some photos taken this morning before we do the move:
For the past week, all of our newbie Editors have been working on fold-up tables as their desks were taken apart to form the new offices workspace that will be about 1′ foot wider and 30″ deep instead of 24″ deep. In addition, everyone gets a drawer. This may sound trivial, but means a lot when you don’t have one. One thing I’ve been told they are looking forward to is WINDOWS… as this is something they don’t have in their current office.
In addition, we’ll now have dedicated rooms to training, dedicated area for Member Support, and our QC (Quality Control) team will be adjacent from the main Editorial team area. All new hires start out as a basic Editor in Training and from there they can progress to 4-6 different levels ranging from within their current role as an Editor to a Sr. Editor to Quality Control, Team Leader, or at the top of the front line food chain, Member Support.
Above those positions, we also have a Managing Editor and perhaps in the future we’ll have a Chief Content Officer (a role currently I’m playing along with Joanne in Marketing in terms of how we attract new members & attract quality unique original article submissions that benefit our membership & user base).
It’ll be the end of September before this expansion is completed, but an improved break area is planned along with wider area for the EzineArticles Cafe’ where we feed our crew daily (gets bunched up now with everyone eats at once).
Also had to add another 1/3rd onto our parking lot size to accommodate the growth.
We’ll now be taking over the bulk of our 2nd floor so that our existing lower level will be made up of Developers, Network Admins, Operations & Project Management, Software Quality Assurance, Marketing, Accounting, & Management… A great metaphor where the lower level forms the cement foundation while the upper floor works on building the skyscraper to create more value (via speed & accuracy) for our members.