"I love the freedom you get when you work at Frankli. There's a lot of trust on our teams."

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Daire is a Full Stack Developer at Frankli. He's been a member of our team for three years. In our latest Meet the Team feature, we discuss his Frankli journey so far, and what he'd change about the world of work.

What would you say is the most satisfying thing about your role?

Probably streamlining workflows in Frankli. We try to make things as simple as possible, and then we give people advanced options should they choose to use them.

We don’t force people to add in extra information that isn't going to enhance their experience.

This means we have to distil it down to what people need to do, as opposed to what we want to offer them. Tearing that apart when it already exists and figuring that out after the fact poses a really good challenge.

What's one thing about the world of work that you think needs to change?

Requiring people to work in an office. It creates so many issues from rents to the cost of living in cities. People should be able to work remotely if they want to. Require them to check in and meet up from time to time, sure, but making them work from an office every day is usually unnecessary. Managers need to put that trust in people if the relationship is going to work.

What’s your favourite thing about being on Team Frankli?

Definitely the autonomy. I love the freedom you get when you work at Frankli. I don’t work well when someone's looking over my shoulder. I like that I can do my work and then present it every week. It makes work more relaxed, but then I also feel productive because I'm able to just focus on the work.

We have a lot of trust on our teams. Everyone knows we’re working and they let us go ahead and do it. I don’t feel like I’m being doubted when I say “I tried this, but it didn’t work.”

What’s your favourite thing about being part of the Development Team at Frankli?

I like that everyone has their own area of interest. I tend to focus on front end stuff, the others focus more on back end stuff. There’s a nice variety of knowledge there, so whenever an edge case comes up, someone always has an answer for it.

Favourite Frankli feature (as a developer)?

I would say Goals. I think we’ve done a pretty good job of making the goal creation process as sleek as possible, it was a fun challenge to design.

Favourite Frankli feature (as a user)?

I like Tasks. I like that everyone has a different way of using it. It's a very open-ended tool. I don’t use Tasks to track my work, because I’m in the test environment the whole time, but I use it for setting reminders and planning career development.

Tasks are super quick to create but the notifications and reminders are really useful. You can just set your Task and then forget about it until it's time to work on it.

To find out a little bit more about Daire, we decided to play a little game called Know Me Better. It works like this; the player chooses three of the Personal Interests they've shared with their team in Frankli, and we ask a quick-fire question based on each one. Daire chose Drawing, Drum & Bass, and Gaming.

Digital or physical drawing? ✍️

I used to do more physical because I studied art in secondary school, but now I'm trying to transition to digital. I recently got a new tablet, so I’ll probably get more into digital in the next few months.

Most-played artist on Spotify? 🎧

Right now, it’s Machine Girl. It’s very technical, experimental drum & bass.

All-time favourite game? 🎮

Mirror’s Edge. It’s a parkour game from 2008 and it’s got a very cool art style, that’s what I like most about it. It’s all whitewashed and then the important objects are highlighted in colour.

Frankli gives leaders the tools to support dispersed teams and create a culture of autonomy through intuitive goal-setting, meeting and feedback channels. Find out more by speaking to a member of our team.

Interested in joining Team Frankli? Be sure to check out our job openings.

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