As a creative agency that heavily depends on human interaction, we feel that it is our responsibility to provide our employees with the best work environment to improve their capabilities and give them the opportunity to be flexible and comfortable in their work environment. A combination of physical office space provides them with the human interaction needed and gives them a sense of working in a team.
We believe that a combination of physical office spaces and virtual offices provides a balance for the kind of company we are. This combination provides the flexibility of working from home while keeping in mind the much-needed physical interaction needed to balance the equation.
Remote working gives us the not only the freedom to do our jobs anywhere in the world and allowing us to work from home when your child is sick or you have a plumber coming by to fix something. It also gives us the freedom to choose the right place for the right task. We believe in flexibility at our workplace and “work as you need” promotes that. We want all our employees to actively discuss the way they want to work; be it work from home, from a cafe from the office. Whatever feels good to them and helps them to achieve the best results.
Real-time communication can make it hard to focus and make it difficult to make meaningful progress in our work. It can also lead to constant interruptions which drains morale. Our focus is on sending messages and not expecting an immediate response. Asynchronous communication leads to more control over our workdays, higher quality communication, better planning, less stress, and deeper work becoming the default.
Everyone gets work done in different ways. We look at the actual work done over whether team members were online from 9 to 5.
Distributed teams come with the challenges of limited chances to meet up in real life. We have adopted several proactive methods to create greater personal connections. We have a few virtual spaces that allow us to hang out, socialize, and bond.
We value the chance to meet up and spend time with each other in real life. We host team connects and events that help everyone get connected, create strong relationships, and most importantly have fun.
We do not believe in employee monitoring and tracking tools designed to keep a watchful eye on your activities. We believe in building a powerful foundation of trust that fosters an environment where team members feel fully supported by their colleagues and the organization.
Just as the weekly team meetings, we now conduct our meeting with the same enthusiasm but virtually. This gives us a sense of being connected to our teams despite now being in the same office.