Our office is quite minimal – we have a hot-desking policy which really limits clutter on desks. Although not huge, it’s perfect for us at this stage as we all work together quite closely and having an open plan set up is great. We also have a Spotify playlist for the office which everyone contributes to. It’s a very good way of getting to know your team; you learn a lot about people from their music choices!
In terms of employee perks, we like to have an away day at least twice a year and we combine this with some sort of party – usually summer and Christmas. We have beers and prosecco every Friday and at least once a month we order in or go out for a team lunch.
But the main benefit we offer is flexible working. Some of the team start at 8am and finish at 4pm to collect their kids. And there’s a couple of night owls (including myself) that are much more productive later in the day, so prefer to start around 10am and finish early evening.
We also offer the option of working from home. Sometimes, if you are working on a project independently and need some head space, then it’s much more productive. Flexible working is something that we hope can help people balance the time demands of the creative industry. It’s not 9 to 5, never has been and never will be.