By Oliver Smith on Wednesday 12 May 2021
Barbados, here we come!
Employees at GoCardless will be offered the opportunity to work away from home for up to 90 days a year, opening the door for national or even international working.
The ‘work away’ policy is longer even than Revolut, which last month revealed its own 60-day work anywhere policy.
Some caveats do apply, the location must meet “GoCardless standards for safety, security and privacy” and it sounds like requests to work away must be approved by the fintech.
As part of an internal staff survey, over half (51 per cent) of GoCardless employees said they would opt to take advantage of the new policy to work away from home.
It also falls under GoCardless’s new adaptive working model for post-pandemic working, which includes giving employees complete autonomy with their teams to decide the number of days they work from the office.
To oversee the vast changes to working that are happening, GoCardless has created a new role of head of workplace, bringing ex-WeWork exec Lloyd Lasade on board to handle the reopening of the company’s six offices around the world.
“The old model of being in the office Monday through Friday, nine to five, is gone. That genie is not going back in the bottle,” said Lasade on his appointment.
“What we need to look at now is, how do we ensure employees—no matter where they are—can do their best work?”