The office I work in is outcomes not hours based. It doesn’t matter what time I get in to work or what time I leave. It doesn’t matter if I turn up at all. I could work from home, a customer site, a café, the beach. I could work from Sydney, Seattle or Singapore. I could work in the middle of the night instead of the steady 9-5 grind. And you know what? It’s awesome.
I’m actually working harder than I ever have in my life. I get way more done. My return on investment is through the roof. I am happy, successful and rich…
This is a workplace that is friendly to women. They can drop their kids off at school, pick them up, work from home when they are sick, or in school holidays. They can stop early and pick up work later after the kids are in bed… and they aren’t the only ones. In our office, I see the guys taking care of their families – because they have the flexibility to do so. They are building stronger families, better relationships with their kids and allowing their wives to pursue their own careers with less interruption.
The office is actually pretty damn full, because once you make it so that people don’t have to be there, it turns out, they really want to be.
Our culture is fun, we laugh, we work as a team, we support each other, we grow together.
And you know what, we do lose people – there are some that cannot manage their own workload if someone isn’t watching their every move and counting their every minute. But in our workplace we employ grown-ups. People who deliver on their promises and if they don’t they go. Before it was sounding fun, and now it sounds harsh. It’s both, it’s fair. And this is a workplace that can attract and retain women. It’s also one that can do the same for men. Because its fair. Fun and fair. Shouldn’t all work places be like this?