Stada Media, a video production company based in West Yorkshire, has introduced a new and innovative ‘results-based workplace’ after seeing the practical and mental health benefits of a more flexible work-life balance for its team.
The company believes breaking from the outdated model of 9-5 and 40-hour weeks only makes sense in today’s society of advanced technology and mental health awareness.
The initiative comes after the Stada Media team began working from home full-time at the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Communicating through platforms such as Microsoft Teams, the company was introduced to how effective remote working can be for focusing team communication, boosting team morale and heightening productivity.
The quieter home environment paired with the lack of commute means smoother transitions into ‘work mode’, while focused digital channels and threads for client projects compartmentalises work a lot more successfully.
In their new results-based workplace, the Stada Media team are in complete control of their week based on active projects and work commitments. This includes when and where they want to work – in the office or at home, in the morning or in the evening.
However, to maintain smooth communication with clients, the business has put provisions in place to ensure that calls are answered with no disruptions in standard working hours.
Stada Media CEO and founder Danny Lacey hopes this will improve work-life balance and wellbeing for the company’s employees, as well as boosting productivity even further.
He said: “This is an incredibly bold move for the business, but one I wholeheartedly believe will deliver even better results for our team and clients. I trust the entire team, and I know they will appreciate the new system and in return work even smarter to maintain our incredibly high standards.”
The announcement of the results-based working approach comes at an important time of growth for Stada Media, with sales and new client acquisitions increasing by 35% over the last 6 months. The business has also been active in recruitment, with the senior appointment of Ben Dews as Director of Business Development.
Stada Media will continue to operate from its head office in Wakefield city centre and to focus on its future strategy for creating the best possible working environment for its team.