Focusing on the whole person
The entire team pointed out a key learning from 2020 – while working remotely, maintaining a separation between work and the rest of life is critical to adjusting and setting healthy routines.
Jamie Parks put it well: “In order to bring your best self to work, you have to work on being your best self-outside of work.” That drives our focus on ensuring success and wellness for our people outside of work as well as in it, with such initiatives as “Free Form Fridays” throughout the summer to allow employees to focus on activities like self-care, family needs, professional development, and team bonding.
“We’re all encouraged to bring our whole selves to work,” said demand generation manager Matt Gibbons. “As a working parent, Quickbase has been extremely accommodating of balancing personal and professional responsibilities. Since COVID, I’ve been balancing working and childcare, which has been a challenge. But my managers (many of whom are dealing with the same thing) have always led with empathy and worked with me on finding solutions.”
Being flexible when solving these kinds of new challenges for employees is critical for both enabling the best work from across the organization, but also gaining trust and respect from employees.
“Work-life balance is so important to me because in these challenging times it is essential to make time for connecting with others as well as work since we are home all the time,” said software engineer Justine Lo. “Quickbase’s culture ensures we have a good sense of work-life balance by reminding everyone the importance of personal time and mental health.”