I’m Jayrald Rabago, a Senior Associate at Spire. I’ve been working here for just over 3 years. My son was recently born on April 13, 2015, and while the transition of priorities was challenging, it was still made possible due to my supportive wife and company.
The technologies that had recently been implemented at Spire made it possible to provide everyone with a flexible schedule. It allowed us, as a firm, to leverage our efforts when we were away from the office. Both client and administrative work could be completed from anywhere, and on any device. All work is synchronized to the cloud, which then could be viewed by others almost instantaneously – some work could even been seen live as edits were made.
I appreciate the effort Spire has made to transition the way we work into a 21st century style and have grown to enjoy the flexibility. Having the cloud not only allows us flexibility, but also instills accountability for work to be completed timely. We can check in with our managers from anywhere and at any time. I believe everyone at Spire strives to deliver client products/services timely, and ensure their work adds great value.
In addition, similar to other companies like Netflix, Spire has moved away from the traditional practice of structured schedules. This allows people to “have the freedom to decide when to show up for work, when to take time off, and how much time it will take them to get the job done.” (Bradberry). It has been a great strategy so far and I believe this may be the new norm for others going forward.
Source: “Why Everyone Should Have Unlimited Vacation” by Dr. Travis Bradberry https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/why-everyone-should-have-unlimited-vacation-days-dr-travis-bradberry