Marketing software company Conductor requires employees to come into the office at least three days a week. However, for two months a year, the company allows staff to work from wherever they please.
This program, referred to as YOLO months, comes as the need for workplace flexibility and workplace community grows simultaneously.
“If we can have a world where we can be together for a lot of the year and also give people the opportunity to live a life in a more adventurous way, I think that’s a good outcome,” said Seth Besmertnik, CEO of Conductor.
Companies large and small have been relinquishing power over required in-person attendance as workers seek to have a better work-life balance. For some, this means going completely remote, for others, a hybrid approach is their ideal solution.
However, the popularity of these arrangements have highlighted major issues in the workplace as well, such as lack of purpose and connection to colleagues.
That’s why Besmertnik believes that coordinating days in the office is essential for this model to work.
By doing so, employees know when they are expected to participate in mass collaboration, while also getting the freedom to explore different parts of the world while working, or simply catch up on their personal responsibilities at home.