We just moved our company to a new location that we now own and that is 2.5 times bigger than the previous one. We’re pretty excited. We have all new matching desk in the front area, wood floors, nice bathrooms, huge kitchen, fitness center, photo studio…the works. We look like a real company for the first time in the history of CableOrganizer.com! Actually, our second location was pretty good too, but we outgrew it too fast. The second we moved into it, we thought: OMG, we can’t sublease! It actually went more like 5 people staring at the space in dismay and and sighing in unison: “Oh man…we’re in trouble, how long did we sign the lease for?”
Anyway, we are on our fourth location and most likely the last (on the East coast), and we are slowly settling into our new digs that keep running out of power and AC here and there (it’s all peachy), but it wasn’t without effort. Moving a warehouse with mezzanines and carousels and oodles of racks is never fun. We’re not the first ones to do it and not the last and this is our third move, but let me tell you, this move was a tough one…still is as we speak; our new toilets are overflowing even though we passed final plumbing. Pure joy!
Everything was on schedule as far as people packing and disassembling desks and what not at the old location, but hell broke loose when the movers showed up 5 hours late and forced our employees to not only get a Uhaul on the fly on a Saturday morning when everybody in town is moving and most trucks are rented, but had to load it themselves! That what extremely disrespectful of the moving company and I’m about to handle their case, but I feel awful that our team, so dedicated, was put through this unnecessary exercise and I couldn’t even help because of my back surgery.
Our hired movers eventually showed up with their hands in their pockets, unapologetic and some of the team worked really late and were fried. The next day, everybody showed up and teamed up to get all the desks, phones, cable management, and offices ready for business. We got everything pretty much settled in 4 hours. Our team is the best. There is truly a sense of camaraderie in the company and it is really pleasurable, not to say a blessing to see that people are giving up a day of Memorial Day weekend up, and in some instances their time with their families, for the company they are part of. That really demonstrates loyalty, commitment to excellence, and why the company is successful. We have each others’ backs and we pull through when necessary.
I firmly believe that a company is successful is not solely based on its philosophy and strategy about going to market and the technology that is now required to be super efficient, but rather by the people behind it all.