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Friday Snippet: Why Does Fnality Have the Best Workplace Culture?

Fnality’s ways of working, based on the agile methodology, mean that we are constantly iterating, feeding back and learning. For our team members, in a practical sense that means that we encourage open and honest feedback, and encourage everyone to develop not just themselves, but also others; introspect and be empowered to make suggestions based on your findings. One way we do this is through our fortnightly sprint retrospectives, where, as part of a cross-functional team, we each discuss what went well and what could have gone better in the previous two-week sprint. This can range from talking about a piece of work not going according to plan, deadlines not being reached, morale being...

Friday Snippet: A Day In The Life Of A Platform Engineer at Fnality International

Ever wondered what a life in the day of a Platform Engineer looks like at Fnality International? Here is our own Jowita Lapies to tell you all about it.

Friday Snippet: A Day In The Life Of A Product Analyst At Fnality International

Ever wondered what a life in the day of a Product Analyst looks like at Fnality International? Here is our own Ken Cruickshank to tell you all about it.

Friday Snippet: What Makes Fnality the Best Start-up to Work For?

One of the things I always say to prospective team members is that Fnality has the best of both worlds - the financial stability and wealth of experience that you find in established corporates, but with the freedom, flexibility and fast pace of a start-up or scale-up. We were lucky enough to have raised £55 million in our Series A fundraising, being backed by 15 of the biggest international names in banking and finance. The quality of these shareholders is really the best sort of foundation for a mission as unprecedented as Fnality’s, but the success of the fundraise also means that we can compensate all our teammates more than fairly, benchmarking our salaries on a twice-yearly basis...

Friday Snippet: Why Does Fnality Have the Best Workplace Culture?

Fnality’s ways of working, based on the agile methodology, mean that we are constantly iterating, feeding back and learning. For our team members, in a practical sense that means that we encourage open and honest feedback, and encourage everyone to develop not just themselves, but also others; introspect and be empowered to make suggestions based on your findings. One way we do this is through our fortnightly sprint retrospectives, where, as part of a cross-functional team, we each discuss what went well and what could have gone better in the previous two-week sprint. This can range from talking about a piece of work not going according to plan, deadlines not being reached, morale being...

Forming Relationships Online

Since the pandemic began you would have read several articles on how our personal and work lives have changed and adapted as we’ve moved online. Instead of face-to-face interaction we have been accustomed to using collaboration tools such as Zoom, Slack and WebEx.

Confessions of a Reformed Specialist

It’s been a while since a former British Lord Chancellor declared “I think the people of this country have had enough of experts”, striking a populist note in the lead up to the UK’s Brexit referendum.  In Watching the English, an entertaining book recommended to me when I first immigrated to this country, anthropologist Kate Fox writes about the English having “vestigial traces of a ‘culture of amateurism’, involving an instinctive mistrust of professionalism”.  Others have argued about the superiority of generalists in a highly specialised world.1   

Friday Snippet: Giulia’s experience of working remotely

Remote working has always been available to all Fnality’s employees, nevertheless, going to the office every day was still the “norm”.

Covid-19 has caught us all unprepared, but we’ve quickly learnt to stretch the boundaries of remote collaboration through our new Remote First ways of working. 

Overall, we have discovered that we are still able to perform & deliver – actually we have performed better than ever! The Fnality community that we had built, was still able to flourish despite the distance and this led us to feel more committed & close to each other. We’ve turned our daily interactions into virtual coffees, buddy catch-ups, end-of-the-week quizzes & games, mental health and...

Career Progression in the Agile Age

There is no doubt that more and more material is published every day which reassures us that if our careers are not quite following the linear route we expected, this is OK. In many cases not just OK, but that such a ‘squiggly’ career is actually full of advantages (see The Squiggly Career by Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis). Industries are changing far quicker than in the past, so the norms that applied to those starting out 30 years ago just aren’t applicable today. Those who stay at one company for the duration of their career are no longer held in high esteem and are more often than not viewed with incredulity. So, with this rate of change in industry, technology, and the age of instant...

Mental Health at Fnality

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