Hello! I’m Maria, teambuilder / office manager here. I’m responsible for making sure we have a super strong team with the right people in the right roles; that our internal people-processes make sense and are useful; and that we all have everything we need in place so we can each focus on doing what we do best - building a bank
So what am I up to today?
It’s work-from-home Friday so there are only a couple of us in the office today. WFH Fridays help us shape our internal processes to be inclusive even when people aren’t in the office, and they’re great for focussed work. They’re also one of the few days each month that we aren’t interviewing!
I’m in the office today to keep an eye on our builders They’ve been painting, putting doors on our new meeting rooms and fixing our kitchen today. We’re all super excited about having an office that’s beautiful, comfortable and big enough for the whole team next week!
This morning I was setting up some HR software so we can track holidays smoothly (yay holidays ). One of the growing pains you face with scaling a team well is that all your internal processes break - our holiday tracking spreadsheet has finally hit this point. We’ll also get a fancy internal team directory as a result of this, which is super useful for people who mostly work remote, and makes first days easier for people who are new to the team.
This afternoon I’m refining our jobs postings for both Customer Support and Community Manager. Whenever we hire someone new, I tweak ads for other people joining that team: it’s super important to us that we have diverse perspectives & strengths among us, so I reshape what we’re looking for, both in the interview process and in the ad, to ensure we’re building an amazing well-balanced company.
For Monday, I’m nominating @duncanb .