Enveil CEO Ellison Anne Williams talks about some ways the company has worked to maintain its culture during a challenging year.
Excerpt from Ask a FinTech:
For Enveil, a data security FinTech, the practicalities of remote working have been easy to adapt to – but the uncertainty and fear brought on by the pandemic has impacted us all. “Recognising the stress the challenges of 2020 brought to all aspects of our lives, we chose to lean in to one of our core company principles: people first,” says Founder and CEO Ellison Anne Williams.
“We worked hard to find ways to help our team adjust by ensuring flexibility in both work schedule and location, offering additional support where we could, and ensuring that we found ways to maintain our connections with each other even while we couldn’t actually be together. This wasn’t as challenging of an adjustment for us given that a portion of our staff regularly works remotely, but we did implement some new practices to help with our continued cohesion.”
Williams adds that one of the most successful new additions has been a monthly Wellness Day. “On Wellness Days, everyone took time to disconnect and take care of themselves and their families. They are different from Paid Time Off in that we all made our best to stay offline — no email, no calls, no Slack. By not having to worry about the pile of messages being missed throughout the day, the days felt significantly more restful,” she adds.
Read the full article at FinTech Alliance.