It has been a few months since we have moved from our Bellingham office to our respective virtual office. How is it going for Tatango? Why don’t we let our employees tell you and have them share a picture of their home office.
Alex M – Community Manager
“I honestly LOVE working virtual. I have an empowering sense of autonomy that results in passionate daily work. I know that I control my own destiny with my production – whether that be while working at home, on the road, in a coffee shop, or even at a park.
I definitely miss some of the human interaction that went on in the old office, but I think with some devotion to Skype, we can make up for that missed culture. Our culture is our group of talented people, and I don’t think we are losing that just because we’re no longer crammed in the same physical space.”Heather H – Account Manager
“My thoughts on working virtual have been mixed. I love having the flexibility of working when and wherever I please, but the motivation to sit down and do work can be hard at times. Living in a house with 3 other girls is not always the best work environment but I have found ways to be productive. Having a virtual office has been a challenge but with the help of Skype so far it has been a success.”
Natasha J – Project Manager
“I think there are both positives and negatives to working from home. Overall, I would rather be working collaboratively in an office. The benefits are obvious, work from your pajamas at any time, no commute, and none of the costs for the company that are associated with an office.”
Derek Johnson – CEO
“I think the biggest thing I miss working all in one place is the spontaneous brainstorm session. It’s too early to tell if the cost savings of going virtual outweigh the ideas that have come from these spontaneous brainstorm sessions. Only time will tell.”
Overall, it is going well for Tatango. Granted, it has only been a few months into the virtual office transition and we’re still in the “honeymoon” phase. The biggest pro of being a virtual office is that our employees have the ability to work from whatever city works for them. Some employees have moved to Seattle while some are in Bellingham. If one of us goes on vacation? We can still work from around the world!