Research has proven that people are more motivated, more productive and generally happier if they’re allowed to work in a way that suits them and their lifestyle, as opposed to being restricted to office hours, tied to a desk and confined to a location.
Today, Monday 23rd July, is Smarter Working Initiative Day 2018.
Smarter Working Initiative Day is about bringing together businesses that believe in working smarter to help encourage a cultural change, bringing more UK businesses into the smart working fold. It’s about empowering employees to be as productive as they can be by giving everyone the chance to work in a way that suits them. This could be anything working from home, working different hours, wearing different clothes or even working from Starbucks. It’s about working however, whenever and from wherever, you feel you’re most productive.
To us, it makes perfect sense. We’re perfectly set up for smarter working at 3manfactory. We all work on portable machines and handsets, we store everything on the cloud via Google Drive, we use tools such as Slack and Asana to keep our comms fluid and our office handsets port through to our mobiles.
Being set up to work smart like this has a plethora of benefits for us;
Whilst we have the capacity to work smart 365 days a year, on Smarter Working Initiative Day, we make a commitment as an office to put ourselves first and all do what suits us. Last year, some of us were in Cornwall working with clients, this took us from working in an airport lounge to beachside in Newquay. Some of us came into the office but worked our own hours. Others worked from home. Crucially though, we all worked as a team. We were accessible for video calls, phone calls, across Slack and email, and all our deadlines were smashed.
This year, we’re doing more of the same. Some of us are working from home, (which for one of us means getting to do the school run for an 11-year-old going to primary school for the last time, ever, before high school awaits in September), some of us are in the office, and some of us have ventured to coffee shops a little closer to home than the office is.
Keep your eyes peeled on our Twitter and Instagram pages to find out how we work smart not just today, but every day.