Why we started
out of office?
With our always-on-hustle culture, we often get stuck at our desks, thinking we are too busy to take a break or do anything outside work.
But spending all our time in front of our laptops, stuck in an office all day long, doesn’t help us be more creative.
It‘s the time we spend outside of the office, get fully engaged in a passion, a hobby, travel and meet new people that we are opening ourselves up to new ideas, moments of serendipity, daydreaming and imaging!
As we live in a time where busyness is seen as a badge of honor, downtime — time spent on leisure activities and hobbies — can often seem like a forgotten or ignored concept and breaks and leisure-time connected with being lazy. Studies, however, show that downtime and “play” have the power to significantly improve everything from personal health to relationships to education, to organizations ability to innovate.
Hi, 👋 I'm Alice - a Brand Consultant & Community Strategist, originally from Austria, now based in Brooklyn, NYC.
While working on different clients and projects, mostly remotely, I have travelled and lived across the world and noticed I've had my best ideas and made most of my connections outside the office by working from cafes or co-working spaces, travelling, doing sports and other hobbies, going to events and running side projects.
That's why I started out of office. monthly newsletter and thought-platform exploring ideas and offering resources, tools & guidance to shape our work culture and the way we work and play today.
My aim is to facilitate new ways of working and inspire a new workforce to create the freedom to flexibility, build a (work) culture that inspires and supports creativity and make meaningful connections.
Be part of the conversation on the changing nature of our work culture and sign up for resources, guides and events to inspire your day job with the things you do in your downtime 👇