To make possible what is impossible in a creative way
Darauf ist TXS-Software-Entwickler Antonio heiß.
‘The early bird gets the worm’ is hardly my favorite saying. That’s why I am so glad that we have flexible working hours at TXS. I hit the road at about 9.00 a. m. and I love to walk a bit of the way. Then my brain is awake by the time I arrive at work. But, on the other hand, my stomach tells me that I am hungry. Therefore, having arrived at TXS, I often go to the kitchen first where fruits and beverages are available to everyone.
Once a month we have an Open Friday, this a special form of open space. Every employee can participate in this and make his or her contribution or offer a separate slot. And although it is voluntary, I try to participate whenever I can. Because I am really interested in many things that are said and presented in different 50-minute slots.
We work mostly on very specific and technical issues. But there is room for experiments, brainstorming or any leisure-related things. We also had a lot of discussions with regard to the transition we are in. This is, for instance, how our current corporate vision emerged. It is great that, in the end, we are still sitting together to bring the Open Friday to a close with beer and soft drinks.
When I want to get some rest or distraction, I go to the break room to have lunch or to relax. In this room we have a TV set and a video game console where I regularly play games with my colleagues. Sometimes we even privately come together for gaming in the evening – with chips and Coke.
But we also have meetings in this room. And mob programming. Then we all are sitting around a workstation working on a single issue or solving a problem.