Better than the feeling of an all new, unlimited data plan, we've upgraded our office with a fresh focus on creativity and connectivity.
It was long overdue, but this week our team moved back into our office after a 6 week renovation project. We moved to an open atmosphere (no offices) with the hopes of breaking down silos and creating more communication and connection between our teams. The goal of the renovation was to give our team (one of the hardest working collective of changemakers in the ATL) a little love with an inspirational, comfortable and accommodating place to call home - at least from 9-5.
We're only one week in, but it's already been a dramatic change. Our leadership team has moved out onto the floor, working side by side with their respective teams. The offices are now meeting and huddle spaces - perfect for phone calls or hyper productivity time. We have a huge couch, several bar height tables to stretch the legs a bit, several new white boards, new signage, and even new picnic tables outside for catching some rays over lunch. But that's just the start of it...
We welcomed in new carpet, flooring, work stations, an awesome new mural (featuring some of our favorite changemakers), all the furniture (huge high fives to sponsors, supporters, and friends at PGI for the generous donations), chairs, lighting, a brand new conference room, an updated kitchen, a new delivery truck, a library and soon we'll have a full out café up front with booths, a mini fridge and more! We added a new door to more easily access the warehouse and made several key improvements to the warehouse to increase productivity and organization.
While the past several weeks have been rough (our team likes each other so much, we often get FOMO when we're not together), we've had some incredible help to make sure that volunteers find opportunities to serve. Our friends at The Gathering Spot welcomed our team to use their club. Of all the awesome things about working from there (convenience, complimentary breakfast, all the amenities) my favorite thing was the on demand Beyond Meat Veggie Burger from the in house restaurant. It made this vegan one happy gatherer! I also want to recognize our neighbors at Points of Light, who graciously allowed our team to run amok throughout their office, being loud, filling meeting rooms, hogging the microwaves... Their support was incredible. It truly takes a village and we couldn't have survived the renovation without the help of these 2 organizations.
All of this and the renovation still isn't even complete! We're still putting the final touches on everything and plan to have an official open house sometime in mid October. Stay tuned for those details and if you like what you see, maybe you should think about being here all the time by joining our team! Head over to our Careers page to view and apply for all of our open positions.