Hello, I’m Michael Sliwinski, founder of Nozbe - to-do app for business owners and their teams. I write essays, books, work on projects and I podcast for you using #iPadOnly in #NoOffice as I believe that work is not a place you go to, it’s a thing you do. More…

Special policy for Nozbe team as the COVID-19 takes over the world - Team Productivity Show #3


As the “Corona virus”, known as “COVID-19”, brings the world to a halt, I’m introducing a special policy for Nozbe team members. We all work from home, so there’s no problem with us doing “social distancing” but half of my team has kids. And the kids stay at home, too. And I want my team members have time for their kids, too:

We already work from home… but kids need home-schooling!

I have three daughters and I will have to change my works schedule to help them do their homework. Half of my team will do the same, so what I’m saying is this:

Family comes first, work comes second. Duh!

It’s easy:

  1. People who don’t have kids, will just work normally. Not more, not less. Just as they’ve always been working
  2. People who have kids, attend to them first, and work when they can. If they can work 8 hours, that’s amazing, if 6, 4 or less… no problem. Just work when you can, and make sure you’re there for your family.

This requires lots of solidariy from the entire Nozbe team. But this is one of our core values. We take care of each other. We understand how unique and strange this situation is. And we’ll get through it together.

Friday, March 13, 2020 /coronavirus/