From Intern to Designer
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‘Work hard. Play hard.’ It’s the mantra we live and work by at eJIGSAW.
However, this is not always the case at certain places. Having worked in many offices where people clocked in and clocked out, didn’t speak, performed the same repetitive task each day and were even scared to speak to Management/Directors, it definitely isn’t conducive to a happy and productive working environment.
With the tech boom in the 90s came companies like Google that revolutionised the office space and working environment, and more recently companies like Manchester-based UKFast. Surreal workspaces, garden terraces, pool tables, free food, music, fun and laughter, and since then companies, even non-creative industries are embracing this ethos.
“Having fun in the workplace boosts morale, makes a company more attractive to work for, and promotes loyalty to the business.”
It’s not just anecdotal either, studies have found this to be the case. Having fun in the workplace and enjoying your job not only boosts morale and makes a company more attractive to work for, it also increases productivity and positive behaviours such as helping colleagues, as well as promoting loyalty to the business. People like to feel part of a team.
Here at eJIGSAW, we follow a strong ethos of work hard play hard in and out of the office, and for good reason. The office has a vibrant and fun feel to it, which in turn makes people work harder for the company. It seems like a simple concept but there are companies and in particular directors of those companies who do not embrace this culture, opting to remain much more traditional. It’s a generation thing, this is what they have grown up with.
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It’s a generation thing, this is what they have grown up with. Admittedly at #TeamJigsaw, it helps that our CEO is a mere 26 years old and effectively just wants to create somewhere he wants to spend the majority of his time (and don’t get him started on dress codes!)
Many other agencies have lost their way in this area and solely focus on margins and profits, lining up staff against a wall and piling work on top of them, but not us. eJIGSAW provides an enjoyable working environment inside and outside of the office where your concerns are listened to and you can be supported to create a healthy working environment.