We love meeting in the office to discuss work and life next to our coffee machine. We have a big spacious studio, which we share between all of us. While we all have a chat here and there between meetings or focus time, we ask to be respectful with the noise level and contribute to the improvement of our work environment.
We work 8 hours a day, these 8 hours can be planned between 7 AM and 7 PM. Meetings are scheduled from 9 AM to 6 PM, please plan accordingly or let your team know in advance when you will be absent and block the absent time in your calendar.
Our goal is to work strongly together as a team, which is easier if we see each other on a regular basis, and can have quick exchanges and productive meetings in the office. Nevertheless we know a certain amount of flexibility makes (working) life a little bit easier. That is why each team member has an amount of 100 days a year to work from home if you work full time. If you work four days a week the amount would be 80 days a year. In order to cultivate and keep up with the team spirit in the office, on a regular basis the days of HO per week should be limited to 2 days. In order to plan accordingly please state your home office requests via our tool absence.io . If you want to plan HO for an entire week, please state your request 1 month in advance. If it is 2 weeks, then 2 months in advance.
Working from abroad
Your HO-days can also be used to work from abroad. In order to be able to run business as usual your time of availability should be between 11 am and 5 pm German time. The maximum time span to be working from abroad is 10 work days in a row. The request should also be made with a minimum of 2 months in advance.
We will initiate the payment of your salary on the 25th of every month. Please notice that depending on your bank it can take up to a few days for the money to be in your account.
All requests for vacation are handled through absence.io. You can see how many vacation days you have left and request new vacation days. For longer vacations we ask you to let us know within the beginning of the year or as soon as possible. You will receive feedback via mail. If your vacation got approved, it will put the information automatically in the google calendar.
Between Christmas and New Years, our Studio takes a break. Please have in mind that some of your regular vacation days will be used for that period.
We hope you will get better soon. If you are sick and not able to work that day, please contact Ruud. If you are sick for 3 or more consecutive days, we need an official sick note from your doctor.
Everyone has an open ear for questions or concerns. But sometimes you just have to focus and get that work done. If you don’t want to be disturbed, please put in your calendar the hours when you’ll have focus time and mark the top of your monitor with a post-it.
For meetings with several people, we are using the big round table. For external Zoom meetings or discussions that need more privacy, we have a couch and table in the Yellow Room, where you can speak without disturbing the others. As we grew bigger within the last couple of months and it gets more busy in the office, we ask you to use the yellow room whenever possible for longer meetings in order to reduce distraction for others.
Arriving first or leaving last
You will be given instructions on how to handle the doors and their security system. After work we ask you to store your laptop (we’ll let you know where). Make sure you leave your desk in a tidy state. If you are the last to leave the office please close all windows, turn off the heaters during the colder months, the ventilators during warmer months, switch off the coffee machine and lights and switch on the dishwasher if needed. Please check the Studio Checklist to not forget anything.
Our kitchen is actually in our meeting room. Please clean after yourself! Especially freshly ground coffee tends to end up all over the place. Most of it is common sense: putting dirty dishes in the dishwasher, empty bottles in boxes and generally just having an open eye. We also remind you to check the fridge for leftovers from time to time – otherwise it can end up in a bad surprise.
Once a month, the whole team goes out together for lunch. Even though most of us see each other every week in the studio, it is nice to chit chat over a tasty meal. We are always up for some good lunch spot recommendations. Let us know!
Drinking People Together By Design
Our studio holds space for a bar that we like to gather around from time to time after work. We are always on the hunt for the next delicious cocktail recipe. If you feel the calling, we invite you to test your skills in mixology and surprise the team with some flavors on ice!