- What are you currently embracing?
This year has had us embracing — can you believe it? — remote work. Just like everyone else. But we have always had remote employees, and this year has definitely helped us to understand what we’ve done well and what needed to be changed. The philosophy at M+P has always been that we didn’t care where you were filling jobs or how you were conducting a one on one or when you were in the office; as long as your work was being done and you were treating people well, we trusted you.
That’s still true, but we’ve also been thinking a lot about what people need to be successful. After all, our long time remote employees had opted into that from the beginning; now we have people who never wanted to work remotely, enjoyed office life, and don’t work as well in this new siloed reality. So we’ve been doing more work to ensure that people feel appreciated, supported, and equipped to get their jobs done.
Molly: I’m embracing the ‘work from anywhere’ lifestyle. For the first time ever, my household is able to drive across the country working from places we’ve never been before. It’s a wild silver lining to be able to take this time to travel safely to new places and get fresh creative inspiration from those around us.
Britney Jo: I love the “embracing remote work.” It’s been so refreshing to chat to people with real life happening in the background - dogs, babies, working partners. This year has been a rough one to say the least, but connecting with people all over the country has been amazing and a good reminder that we can get things done even in the toughest of times.
Thank you to The Creative Party (M+P) for sponsoring ADW20! Join them virtually on Monday, November 9th for their ADW event, Do Better, Hire Better: Building Teams That Reflect Our Communities.