Listen, we’re not of the mindset that the office should feel like home. It can get confusing — we laugh, drink chai, sing songs (the word ‘sing’ is used very loosely here) — but we’re not confused on our stance. Work is not your life; it’s just one part of it. That doesn’t mean it can’t be a good part.
Some of our team is based in our Karachi office, with steady streams of hot tea and spinny chairs, but Ping Up’s flexible work culture means that many of us work remotely, scattered across the UK, the Middle East, and continental Europe. Some of us have been in the game since the 90s and some of us were just being born then. We’re not bothered about the range. We like puns, problem-solving, and samosas. Good energy and open minds are the only ‘must-haves’. The rest are bonuses.
At Ping Up, we stress the importance of downtime. Breaks. Going outside. The reality is, however, that much of our time is spent working, and so we try to make our workspace – virtually, physically, ideologically – a happy one. We chat about our weekend plans at the end of Friday stand-ups. We have a set call to play games and talk about cool things we’ve seen, read, or thought of recently. We try to support one another when things get stressful, or hectic, or pleghmy.
If that sounds like your thing and you’re looking for something new, tell us about yourself. See what happens. Write to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.