Gravity Works is passing an exciting milestone in 2020: we’ve entered double digits! As we gear up for the next ten years, we want to share big company news with our friends and colleagues. Gravity Works is changing the way we do business, moving toward a remote-based company. We couldn’t bring ourselves to say goodbye to Old Town, and will keep a smaller physical space there for local employees. But we are reducing our footprint and embracing the remote movement.
We’ve been gravitating in this direction for awhile now; remote work is not a new concept at Gravity Works. At the beginning of 2020, more than half of our team was exclusively remote. As the office emptied, we discussed downsizing — then COVID-19 hit.
While we navigate this strange time, we’ve been able to test-run how this would actually work. We are learning how to manage projects and employees, communicate with clients, and sustain company culture — all while operating from home. Five months into this experiment, we are pleased with how smooth the transition has been.
We know many of you are taking the same measures. All small businesses are being challenged to adapt right now, and Gravity Works is no different. Working in tech gives us a privileged position to carry out our work from wherever we need to. But we know it’s not as simple for some industries.
We’ve given significant thought to what kind of workplace we want to return to, and it’s become clear to us that remote work should be a larger part of our culture moving forward. This is a positive change for both our employees and our clients. Remote work has many benefits, including less time on the road, greater productivity, and more job satisfaction. It means we’re able to expand our recruitment territory to find the best talent for our team.
While our office may be smaller, Gravity Works is growing larger! We’re pleased to welcome four new members to our team: one project manager (Leah Casper), two front-end developers (Jane Irwin, Carl Watson), and two back-end developers (Jamie Altizer, Justin Cornell). This brings our team up to 22, the largest in our company history!
Digital communication is more important now than ever. We look forward to continuing to serve our clients and our community. While our operations look different, our commitment to clients remains the same: building world-class websites that help good people accomplish great things.