Between daycare drop-off and dentist appointments, traffic patterns and sleep schedules, ideal workday hours vary from person to person. With flex hours, you give employees permission to make and manage their own workday. So someone looking to avoid a rough commute might start early and leave early. And someone who has a midday doctor’s visit can make up that time in the evening.
2. Winning the Inbox Wars
We can all get bogged down in email-overload. To help keep our heads above water in the inbox, Rawle Murdy uses Slack as a communication tool. Slack helps keep everyone looped in on one another’s whereabouts, gives us a platform to share creative inspiration, and allows us to collaborate digitally or have quick group discussions when we’re not in the same room. It gives some breathing room to both our inboxes and our schedules.
3. Working from Home
Although we don’t have any 100% remote employees on our team at the moment, we do still allow staff members the flexibility to work from home, as needed. This could be when they really want to focus on a big project, there is a scheduled home service visit, or it makes the most sense due to out-of-office appointments or meetings. Giving our team members this option allows them to get the most out of every workday.
4. Summer Fridays
Summer Fridays are a trend that’s caught on in many modern workplaces. When Summer Fridays are in effect, half of the RM team takes a half-day on Fridays between Memorial Day and Labor Day. It’s bonus paid time off to enjoy summertime in the best city in the world. And you’d be surprised how much four extra hours bring to your weekend!
5. Destress Sesh
From nap pods to ping pong tables to bar carts, modern companies have found all sorts of ways for employees to destress during the workday. At Rawle Murdy, we host a weekly guided 15-minute meditation, led by an in-house yogi. We also have a massage therapist who comes in the office once a month. And of course our office pup, Chandler, is always available for a dose of pet therapy.