Co-working policy

We encourage you to meet up locally with other humans.

Any meetups should be local, low-cost, and focused on co-working. If you do not have any other humans near to you Human Made will support you to travel to another country, this may be possible at other events you want to attend like a WordCamp. Humans who have not met with other people within the company and who have been at HM for more than six months will be prioritised for international travel. 

Please book your travel through Nevan but always check if booking directly/other options are cheaper.

Some rules:

  • You should continue to do your day job while co-working.
  • You should discuss the plans with your manager and anyone who will be impacted.
  • Travel should not impact your ability to do your job.
  • Any individual purchase of more than £100 needs to be approved through the expenses backlog.
  • You can expense travel and subsistence. 
  • If you are organising a multi-day meetup with overnight stays you should open an expense ticket with an estimate of the total cost.
  • Attending co-working isn’t required for your role, therefore there is no lieu time for travel. 


What type of things can I expense?

You can expense travel and subsistence (lunch, dinner, breakfast). If you are meeting up for a few days you can expense an Airbnb or hotel. Don’t eat at fancy restaurants every day, but if you’re organising a multi-day meetup or you haven’t met up for a while it’s fine to expense a nice restaurant. As a rough guide, we estimate £50 per day per person. 

There are no humans local to me: can I travel internationally?

You should default to meeting with local humans. However, if you are the only person in your country, or if you can travel low-cost to visit other humans in another country then it is fine to do so.