At Graphite, we’ve adopted a hybrid set up with our teams working remotely across Brighton, London and the South East, or from our Brighton office to suit them. Our team is rapidly growing and we’re often onboarding new people with different experiences of ways of working from previous roles. As a busy digital agency, multiple communication channels are in use simultaneously — email, Slack, video calling softwares, face-to-face meetings, and others. We wanted to establish ways of working and communicating with each other that would suit everyone and offer clarity to new and existing team members. With our hybrid model here to stay, we felt this was an important exercise to help align our teams and keep day-to-day agency life run as smoothly as possible.
In the week that we celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, it feels fitting to be rolling out our new and enhanced Maternity and Paternity policies. We recognise that not only is having and raising children a privilege, but it is also challenging, with financial implications for both women and men. We wanted to launch a set of policies that can help support individuals in this life-changing time.