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Tim Hibbard CEO for EnGraph software

The roads are disgusting today, so I am working from home.  It's nice to get laundry done and have Cold Pizza on in the background, but I miss my monitors.

I've been with EnGraph for 3.5 years now.  The last nine months we've had an office.  For a year, we worked out of Kyle's basement, and the rest of the time, I was working from home.  I love having an actual office.  Mostly because it provides a needed separation between personal and professional life.  I found that I had a hard time shutting down when I worked from home.  I would sit down to do something fun on the computer (like Internet Backgammon which is sadly missing from Vista) and would end up working because I was sitting in my work environment.  I am much more productive now that we have an office.  It allows me to go 100% between 8 and 6, and actually relax when I am at home.

EnGraph has also matured as a company since we procured an office.  When employees work side-by-side, stuff just gets done.  It is too easy to put a project defined by an IM or email conversation into the "I'll do it later" box.  When you are right there, bouncing ideas off each other, productivity just happens.  As a small company, it was hard to justify the cost of office space since we were all working from home.  There isn't a financial figure that can be placed on face time, and I think it was the right move for our company.


Posted on Thursday, November 30, 2006 12:01 PM EnGraph | Back to top

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