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Thursday, October 1, 2020

3 Reasons Why We Are Excited About The New Office

Edward Dzialo 10/01/2020

 


SPAN Enterprises is proudly returning to where it started: Celanese Road in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Though the physical location of SPAN Enterprises will be near the site of the first office, the company has grown exponentially since it was founded in 2009 by two entrepreneurs, Agie Sundaram and Naga Palanisamy. What started out as an idea (several ideas, in fact) has evolved into a fully-staffed company serving over half a million clients.

In the midst of a pandemic when companies are discussing the possibility of making remote work a permanent fixture, there’s still something to be said about having a centralized, physical location.

A Place To Be Proud Of


There are so many different things an office can say about your business. For instance, if I were to tell you that SPAN Enterprises began in an office that was 100sq ft and is now moving into a 12,000sq ft space, what does that imply? Not only does it show growth, but it also, indirectly, hints at the amount of work, perseverance, and creativity that were required for this business to amount to what it is.

Whether you are an employee or a client, seeing our office should indicate our level of attention-to-detail. When you see clean work stations and thoughtful meeting locations, you can draw multiple conclusions. If someone takes the time to do the small things right, then it suggests that they are capable of doing larger tasks well too. By seeing the shared areas, you get a feel for our sense of community and camaraderie. Employees who take pride in the tangibles (our office) will extend that to the intangibles (their work ethic).

Community


There’s always going to be more to a person than their job. When we work remotely, a lot of interaction gets missed. By working next to someone, you get to know them on a personal level: the type of music they listen to, how they drink their coffee, the things they look forward to doing on the weekend.

Friendships and strong, professional relationships are developed this way. The people next to you become more than just coworkers. They are the people you look forward to collaborating with on long projects, the people you like to share coffee with while brainstorming creative concepts, the people you ask for help from when you need an extra set of eyes to look over your assignments.

Even the simple act of eating lunch with someone is a shared communal experience. There’s a reason why families get together to eat, why firefighters spend time making meals for the whole house to share. These relationships can be the foundation of a successful business and increased productivity.

Productivity


If you’ve ever hiked before with a backpack, you’ll understand this saying: Ounces make pounds. It’s a sort of mantra to consider when putting items into your pack to carry. Don’t haphazardly put stuff in because it’s small or that it won’t matter. Ounces make pounds. Put thought into what you decide to bring because those small items will weigh heavy on your shoulders two or three miles into your hike.

In the business world, seconds make hours. There is a finite amount of minutes in the day. Wasting twenty seconds is time you’ll never get back. When you work with someone in the same physical location, things can happen in real-time.

Think of this: if I need a coworker to edit something for me, but I can physically see she’s on the phone with a client, I can switch to another assignment and check back in shortly. When you’re working remotely, you’d have to message or call her. If she’s in the middle of a client presentation, you might not get a response.

Though it may seem small, these lost seconds build over time. If you lose just one minute a day, over the course of a year, that’s almost four and a half hours. Half a workday lost to waiting.

Granted, this isn’t a factory or an assembly line, but we all want to be a value-add in our lives. Doing the little things efficiently for the overall improvement of the group is one way of achieving that.

123PayStubs


Part of why we have grown is because we’ve sought it out. Over time, our products have improved to meet the needs of our clients. Any business that sits back and rides out one idea is going to be short-lived.

Take our product, 123PayStubs. Because some states have started requiring employers to document and display their employees’ vacation time, we added a new feature. Employers who either are required to do this or are choosing to will be able to stay compliant with state laws seamlessly.


Try 123PayStubs Today!




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