For a while my company was spread out across two floors in one building and then had other teams in a second building a few blocks away. This was wholly inconvenient and as such our management decided to bring all teams back under one roof.
You may recall my screed about a dis-satisfactory workplace last month. With this move we’ve made a large change as is expected. Rather than pods we now have a large area, still open mind you, but it’s only the engineering teams together. No other groups and so far fewer distractions.
We also were able to get sit-to-stand desks for everyone in engineering. A much needed improvement. It’s good to see things change and to know that the leadership was listening about the desk situation in planning this move.