Why We Work Here

Here's why we all chose to work at Six Feet Up:

"Human Friendly"
It's fashionable to promote work environments as "green" and "eco-friendly" to show a pledge to the planet. At Six Feet Up, we go further and strive for a "human-friendly" environment that shows our commitment to our employees.
 
Some Sixies bring their slippers to the office, others their favorite blankies. Some walk in socks. Others bare feet. A few developers work standing up. A core group of Sixies battle over the treadmill desk. Some of us sometimes work from a portable hammock set up in the middle of the room. Our CEO loves her IKEA POÄNG chair when she settles down for writing.
 
And it's not unusual to find a baby nestled in a car seat next to a new parent, or a toddler playing with cubes quietly in one corner. Over the years we have had a wide variety of dogs, cats and even a pig attend meetings.
 
Flexibility
The average person spends a third of their life at work. Thanks to ubiquitous emails, instant messages and social media pokes, we are now all carrying work into our personal lives. We believe it is therefore only fair for personal matters to come into the office.
 
Sixies are paid by the hour and have the ability to "catch up" after a medical appointment, a baseball game or any other personal occurrence that takes place during business hours. Of course this is only possible with careful coordination with the team, which is why good communication is at the core of our success.
 
Sixies have been known to save the day from places like hospitals, gas stations, pedicure spas, medical offices, cruise ships, taekwondo tournaments, conferences and other playgrounds.
 
Open
We carry our commitment to open source into company management. Our office space is all open, and we ensure transparency by sharing company news, celebrations, quarterly goals and "tips of the week" with all Sixies at a weekly "AHM" (All Hands Meeting). Long-term strategy is lead by the employees and everyone has a chance to provide their input.
 
Continuous Innovation
We live in a world of constant transformation. Therefore we are all encouraged to try new things and improve the way we serve our clients: new tools, new technologies, new gadgets, new processes, new methodologies, etc. Sixies are encouraged to bring up new ideas to help the company thrive. Many of us attend a variety of conferences to learn about novelties and new ideas out there.
ShipIt Day
In his book Drive, Daniel Pink described "ShipIt Days" as a tool to develop intrinsic motivation in a team.
 
During a ShipIt Day, Sixies work on a project of their choice that they have to deliver within a 24 hour period of time. People can choose who to work with, and how to work on their project. The company just makes sure they have the tools and resources they need. Teams often work on a project that has been pushed to the back burner repeatedly or on something that adds value but is not necessary for the daily function of the office. It could be a new idea, a prototype of a product, or a better internal process. The main requirement is that it must benefit the company.
 
Six Feet Up is having ShipIt Days quarterly. Each event is an endless source of amazement at what can be achieved in 24 hours when motivation and "flow" are the driving forces.
 

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