The idea that you can’t have it all is a lie: Enabling work/life balance with Glassboard
Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg was lauded recently for proudly broadcasting that she leaves work at 5:30pm in order to have dinner with her children.
The idea of a 9 to 5 work day is heretofor unheard of in the startup world, and downright shocking to some. We at Sepia Labs are no strangers to putting in long hours, but with Glassboard we’ve been able to extend our work days in a less disruptive manner than other forms of communication (e.g., in person, email).
Glassboard with co-workers
This article from Time Healthland, in analyzing Sandberg’s stance, asks the question, “Do any of us ever really finish [working]?” The Sepia Labs team is perpetually plugged in but the mobile focus of Glassboard helps us stay engaged when we are physically with our family and friends. We are always checking in with each other throughout the day, and glancing at a notification is far easier than checking email all the time (which is a poor means of communication in a team such as ours).
Glassboard with our families
Every one of us on the team has used Glassboard is some form or another to share photos and videos with our loved ones. Most of the team members have a dedicated family board for this very reason.
Have you ever heard a saying that expresses that the little things in life actually turn out to be the big things? That resonates when I think of Glassboard and families. The simplicity of sharing photos and videos on private family boards have allowed people to see some of the smaller moments experienced by their loved ones.
Glassboard quiet hours: too bad kids don’t come with this feature!
We also understand that you need time to disconnect to truly engage with others. That’s why we included the quiet hours feature, so you can set periods of time for the app to leave you alone! Trust us, we would implement this feature for screaming children if we could.
Posted by Jenny Blumberg
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