Fast forward to 2021, and the pandemic has undoubtedly changed the way we work and our relationship with the office (and each other!). While millions of workers made the switch to a remote set-up in the long months of lockdowns, the experience of working from home is not universal. Some people thrived, others discovered a new set of challenges.
With the arrival of vaccines and the reopening of cities, the post-pandemic world of work has begun to take shape, and companies now face an important decision: should they ditch the office for good?
To answer that question, here at Particular Audience we spoke to our team about what they wanted, and the resounding answer was: flexibility.
With resources like Slack, Jira, Gsuite and Asana, you can take your work anywhere you want, and our team will always have the choice of remote work and flexible hours. We’ve even tackled remote design sprints, so believe us when we say it’s possible.
So does a start-up really need an office? We reflected on the things we love about work (mentorship, fireside chats, whiteboarding, post-it-note-a-thons, Friday drinks!) and realised that we NEEDED a space to call our own.
We considered who benefits from working in an office, and overwhelmingly it is new and junior team members. With our company rapidly growing we want to give our new team members the same opportunities to find mentors and experience the culture that makes startups so unique.
- Learning by osmosis, overhearing or helping others solve problems.
- Developing a network, never feeling like you can’t ask questions or disturb coworkers and bosses.
- Fun! The invisible gel that forms bonds and holds a hardworking startup team together.