At Roblox, we all the time imagine that groups are most profitable once they line up round a shared imaginative and prescient and are given autonomy to deal with greater alternatives. This coverage has turn into a guiding drive as we navigate the epidemic challenges of the final two years — and it will likely be the muse of our strategy as we take into consideration the way forward for work at Roblox.
Because the epidemic started, we’ve got all needed to adapt to new methods of dwelling and dealing. Over time, what began out as a short-term check of distance work has turn into the brand new norm. And whereas folks at the moment are slowly coming again to the workplace, we acknowledge that the world as we all know it has modified. In response, we have put collectively a brand new work mannequin pushed by private accountability that provides groups and leaders the pliability to determine how finest to work in line with their objectives.
An empowered and versatile office
Our imaginative and prescient for the way forward for work at Roblox relies on two values of our firm: Lengthy View and Tech Duty.
As we concentrate on our imaginative and prescient to re-imagine how folks come collectively, we acknowledge that we have to be considerate about how we allow and empower our workers to ship that long-term imaginative and prescient. Over the previous yr, we have listened to our Robloxians by firm surveys, focus teams, and one session after one other, and we perceive that they worth flexibility as a result of they consider working from a distance or within the workplace. On the similar time, we acknowledge that there are some beliefs which can be essential to us as an organization — resembling innovation, creativity, and collaboration — which can be simpler to nurture after we work collectively individually, particularly after we scale our staff. And our enterprise. We expect it is essential for all workers to get again to the important thing factors within the workplace all year long and we additionally need to be sure that the time we spend collectively is purposeful and purposeful. So we encourage workers to return again, and for individuals who prefer to work remotely, we be sure they are often profitable remotely.
We provide Roblox workers the choice of coming to the workplace commonly a number of days every week, or initially working from a distance and coming to the workplace at totally different instances of the yr for quarterly conferences.
- FOr those that dwell domestically and plan to return to a Roblox workplace three days every week — scheduled from Tuesday to Thursday — and spend the opposite two days wherever they do nicely, be it at dwelling, espresso store or wherever else, we are going to be sure They’ve a devoted desk to allow them to sit subsequent to their teammates or different colleagues.
- FOr for individuals who dwell domestically or remotely and who initially plan to make money working from home, we are going to present them with a lodge desk and help them of their travels in order that they go to our San Mateo workplace at the least quarterly every week for private help. Worldwide-based workers will come for at the least one week every year. Particular person groups will decide the week they arrive.
For the corporate’s general occasions the place all of us get collectively, we are going to begin our weekly city corridor, our month-to-month AMA with our CEO David Baszuki, our open luncheon with management, and we are going to begin a brand new annual get-together like Roblox Week. We will even maintain our no-meeting days and fundamental hours.
We’ll proceed to empower all workers to legally work wherever for as much as two months every year. This can be a distinctive provide that many workers have taken benefit of within the final yr
In designing this new strategy, we wished to offer workers flexibility to achieve extra management over their work and private lives, in addition to present common touchpoints for connecting, sharing concepts, and constructing relationships personally. Some groups of engineers discover it essential to work individually as a result of it encourages seamless collaboration and makes it simpler to unravel issues collectively. For brand spanking new faculty graduates, we all know how essential it’s to construct private relationships early of their careers and be mentored by senior colleagues, so all new faculty graduates will begin within the workplace with a devoted desk between their staff and colleagues. Within the meantime, in my folks, advertising, and company communications firm, we as a bunch have determined after we need to come to the workplace. We’ve got discovered a stability between the necessity for private collaboration and the pliability to work remotely. It doesn’t matter what sort of labor our workers chooses, we are going to present further alternatives and help for groups to return collectively individually and collaborate all year long.
At Roblox, our aim is to construct an progressive, inventive, world-class group. That is the start of our journey as we start our imaginative and prescient of the way forward for work at Roblox. We’re always studying, listening and repeating — and it’ll not be totally different as quickly as we launch this work mannequin. We’re thrilled to see how this new approach of working leads us in that route.