There weren’t many people to get feedback from in Julian’s outback Australian hometown. That changed when he started working at Goldman Sachs in Sydney and later at J.P. Morgan in London. But despite working with hundreds of amazing colleagues around the globe - real-time praise and constructive advice rarely flowed. The technology simply wasn’t available to make giving and receiving performance-enhancing feedback easy and effective. And so Howamigoing was born - based in London, but retaining the name of a very Aussie phrase...
Hailing from across the Tasman in New Zealand, Kim had also experienced painful performance reviews. Along with her awesome peers at the likes of Tesco.com, Gett, and Just Eat, she struggled to understand why successful, modern companies were persisting with bi-annual feedback that seemed destined for a filing cabinet rather than encouraging regular feedback for everyday, real life scenarios. On board with the mission to prevent a million people from having painful performance reviews, Kim started working with Julian in London just before Christmas in 2017, in time for the public launch of Howamigoing.
No meetings, email or Slack from 9am to midday (Quiet Time) because digital distractions are an enormous productivity killer
One paid day-long course each month (Learning Day) because smarter employees make for a smarter business
One morning of book discussion each month (Reading Morning) because so many life lessons have already been written about
Remote work Mondays and Thursdays (WFH Days) because there's no need to be face-to-face every day to do your best work