Our Core Values
We love our setup at Pearpod but we also recognise that there are numerous ways to do things. We believe that there is always room for improvement and change and welcome fresh perspectives and new ideas.
We value the ability to keep a level head amidst the many challenges life throws at us. There will always be obstacles to overcome, but staying level and calm keeps the workplace inviting and stress-free.
We spend a lot of time in the workplace, so we believe it’s important to enjoy this space. Sometimes we need to knuckle down but we also like to have a giggle. Let’s not take ourselves too seriously, eh?
We all have our opinions, but it’s important that everyone at Pearpod can see beyond their own perspective. We keep an open mind and accommodate other people’s approaches and ways of living.
Ellen is no exception in falling victim to burnout and overwhelm. She knows all too well the consequences of overworking, running from task to task and only stopping when someone literally picks her up and plonks her on the sofa (true story).
In fact, her tendency to always be running around and struggling to stop is what first inspired her to build a pod. She needed a place she could pause and be still that was separate from her day-to-day.
Once she discovered the power of bite-size resting throughout the day, and the multitude of forms within which rest comes, it became clear that her calming, cocoon-like pods could contribute to providing a solution to the rest-deficit we as a society have found ourselves in.