As many of you know, we recently moved offices. And we are now settled in so I thought I'd share the old vs new office pictures, so you can share my happiness.
This is my old main office room:
And this is the room the office overflowed into:
|A bedroom, with so many boxes you can hardly reach the bed, let alone see it.|
We have now moved into 'Baptist House' on Broadway, in Didcot. Only one small part - not the entire building!
|The view from the entrance door to my desk at the front of the building.|
|The view from near the entrance along aisle one of the office: lots of boxes and shelving, all organised and neat.|
|The view from my desk along aisle two of the office: various shelving and draw units on the left, desk space on the right, and a wall of pigeon holes at the end.|
My favourite part is my little 'office zone'. Especially the view from my desk and the beanbag-and-blanket corner.
|a desk on the LHS, with laptop and paperwork on. behind that is a very large window overlooking trees, through which an old building can be seen. In front of the window, on the floor in the corner is a large red beanbag with brown blanket on.|
I can do a few work sessions on a good day, provided I have proper breaks in between with whatever combination of nap, food, and TV/audiobook (or indeed, exercise) that I need. It makes a world of difference.
Perhaps the best thing about being the boss is that I am the only one who has to approve these adaptive working solutions.
I now absolutely love coming to work. It means I go home and leave work behind. Of course, I can still work from home when I need to. Which I did a little bit yesterday. But the fact that I don't feel well enough to go to the office makes me more aware that I shouldn't be trying to do a full day's work. I can do a few basic minimum tasks, but if I'm too flollopy to make it into the office, then I am fully entitled to the day off. It's really quite a revolutionary idea.