Our company is expanding. With this comes the need for more offices for our employees. In many companies this might mean creating office space and cubicles for relocation of both existing and new employees. This can be very expensive the traditional way: Existing employee packs up, moves boxes to a new location, unpacks and sets up. I have seen it take some people a full day to relocate. We have a solution to this time consuming process, HOUSES.
At Developer Town we have houses instead of offices. A house is a 8′ by 10′ fully enclosed space with a door, windows and a custom designed desk. Everyone who comes to see the setup here is always taken aback once they see that in fact, yes every employee really does have their own house. Many people say, “Neat”, or “Wow”, but few seems to understand that they are practical.
While I thought they were neat too, the one thing that even I didn’t fully understand, was how little effort it would take for two people to relocate 100% of our staff in under two hours. We do not follow the traditional way to move employees with our houses. Each is built on wheels to allow for mobility. The employees belongings are already in the house. This completely eliminates the need for packing and unpacking of belongings before or after the move. But you might be asking, “Wasn’t there a lot of computer stuff to move?” “What about hooking everything back up?” The answer is simple, there is only one power cable run to each house allowing for quick disconnection and reconnection of main power to the house. Everything inside is still connected causing very little down time on a per house basis during relocation.
In the end two people were able to accomplish in under two hours what it might have taken seven people to do in an entire work day. Will our houses solve all of life’s problems? No, but it makes office life a heck of a lot easier.