Amazingly, it’s now been just over six months since we moved in to Electric Works which is weird because it still feels like we only just moved in. I guess thats because the building is still so shiny and new. That and the fact we’ve been pretty busy with various projects and bringing up our two kids.
We originally said to ourselves that six months in we would re-assess the situation and check that it was working out for us. As the past six months have flown by, it’s been difficult to say if we’ve been better off here or whether we would be in the same position anywhere else. We decided we’re going to give it another six before we properly evaluate whether the move has paid off. Regardless of success, it is nice being here and walking up to the building in the morning still makes us feel good and that things are moving forward for us. The reality of the slide is that most of us in the office don’t use it much as the novelty has worn off. It’s actually quite a shock to the system as it’s very fast – however, Tim uses it every chance he can. When he was a kid Tim used to dream of having a helter-skelter in his house. Now there’s one at work it makes him very happy. I think if your work environment has the power to make you happy then that can only be a good thing.
When we moved into this building we’d hoped that being in such quirky new place would help generate interest and ultimately work. Recently that hope became a reality as we have had a mention in Creative Review’s November issue! This issue is focused on creative workspaces and one of the articles is about the emergence of creative hub’s around the country. They’d asked us for our opinion of working in the Electirc Works so this week we were very excited to recieve our copy in the post. For the business this is brilliant – a mention, for free, in a popular industry magazine for our target market. Maybe it’s not that amazing, but to me it felt worthy of a small interpretive dance.