Fred Wilson put up a neat post about the value of the office, and how it matters. I feel very strongly about this. Contrary to the advise of some people, I think it’s important to be sure you have a good office space in particular, especially if you are going to be there all day, every day.
It’s a hard bill to swallow because rent money is money you are not going to see again. And obviously you can reduce that bill by moving out of the center, or by taking space that is not as nice.
It’s one of those things that most people are not aware of, but it still effects you. I had a couple of friends who lived in a damp, dark basement with smelly dogs and carpet and hardly any sun light. They were depressed. When they moved into a nicer place, with light, taller ceilings, wood floors – they didn’t know why, but they felt much better.
Rocketboom has had a tumultuous history with space, but I can’t really complain too much, we have done better than hoped for. Eventually we made it to a great space and it helps a lot with the spirit of everything.
Space is a major part of how you feel and as you know the better you feel, the better work you do. See? Proof:
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