A Vision for Better Work

Friday exists to push work forward. We think the best way to do this is by creating meaningful tools for distributed teams.

To the Reader,

Every time you interact with a business, you are placing a small (or large) vote of confidence in them.

Many companies will bury their "purpose" on an obscure page on their website because it's not that high of a priority to them. We think this is unfortunate, so we'd like to do things differently.

By the end of this post, you should have a clear understanding why we exist. If this resonates with you, great! If not, we encourage you to find another company who can better service your needs.

Modern work is structurally broken

The research is clear - most people dislike work. Considering you spend eight hours of day at work (or 1/3 of your life), this seems unfortunate.

We do not believe work by itself can provide fulfillment in life, but we do think that work should be more meaningful and enjoyable. Right now, this is not the case for most people.

Distributed work presents a unique opportunity to reset expectations

If work is structurally broken, we can't expect small changes to make an impact. We need to build a stronger foundation.

We see the rise of distributed work as a monumental shift that hasn't happened since the industrial revolution. This change forces us to challenge assumptions and develop better ways of working.

The future of work will be forged by distributed teams

Distributed teams are forced to create new processes and try new ways of working out of necessity.

Whatever the "future of work" looks like, we think that it will be discovered by distributed teams who are constantly challenging these assumptions about work.

Friday exists to move work forward by empowering distributed teams

At Friday, we want to make work better.

We think the best way to make work better is by building useful tools that solve the big challenges when working on a distributed team  - like communication, staying connected with coworkers, and having a sense of purpose.

Want to learn more?

See how we think about making distributed work better.