At Infamousworks, we have always implemented ME-first empowerment in our team. In fact, we demand it. If you aren't the best version of ourself outside of the office, you certainly aren't bringing your A-game inside the office.
Since day one, our goal has been to cultivate a culture that nurtures mental health, joy, strong family, and interpersonal connections and gives each member of our team the space and time to do that. We don't believe in 9-5 work days. We don't believe in 8-hour work days. We believe that a team member is brought in to execute a certain caliber of work and as long as that caliber is being delivered, we could really care less how long it takes you to do it. In fact, most of our team only work 4-day weeks, or at the very least a half day every Friday.
It has also always been important to us that our team members are either salaried or hired on long-term contracts. This is important because we don't believe in "time-off" requests, "sick days" or having to live your personal life around requesting permission to do it from your employer. If we make a salaried offer AND if the expected caliber of work is delivered, come and go as you please and invest in your personal and family life as much as you see fit.
Why do we do this?
It is important to prioritize personal and family time over work time for a variety of reasons.
First and foremost, our personal and family relationships are a vital source of happiness and fulfillment in life. When we prioritize work over these relationships, we risk neglecting the people we care about and missing out on important moments and milestones. This can lead to feelings of guilt and regret, and can ultimately damage our relationships with the people we love.
In addition, taking time to focus on our personal lives allows us to recharge and refocus. When we are constantly working, we can become burnt out and lose motivation. Taking breaks to spend time with family and friends, pursue hobbies and interests, or simply relax can help us to feel rejuvenated and ready to tackle our work with renewed energy and focus.
Furthermore, prioritizing personal and family time can also have positive effects on our work. When we are well-rested and fulfilled in our personal lives, we are likely to be more productive and efficient in our work. We may also be able to approach our work with a more positive and creative mindset.
In short, prioritizing personal and family time is essential for maintaining strong relationships, improving overall well-being, and increasing productivity and effectiveness in the workplace. It is important to remember that while work is important, it is not the only aspect of our lives and should not be prioritized at the expense of our personal and family relationships.