Why This Company Encourages Its Team to ‘Work From Here’

“Who was the only Disney princess to have a tattoo?”

It was one of the many standard bar trivia questions employees at digital marketing company System 1 answered together prior to the pandemic. Today, that recurring get-together is now taking place over Zoom.

Eric Piwowar, a manager of partnership and growth, said engagement has always been a big part of the company culture. When the company transitioned to remote work due to COVID-19, it was a top priority to transition engagement activities like happy hours and catered lunches to the new remote setting.

For System1, this pivot began with a mindset. Instead of “working from home,” they prefer the philosophy “working from here” to encourage employees to quarantine with family members and loved ones, wherever they may be. To support that mantra, the company looks to its insurance plans that cover mental health care and a COVID-19 fund established from company profits that helps ensure employees have the resources they need to bring their best selves to work.

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