A Ticket Of Trust: The One-Page Employment Contract
Signing a new employment contract is a milestone for most of us. It accompanies the start of a new adventure full of hope and ambition. However, the contract itself is boring, scary, and full of incomprehensible legal mumbo-jumbo. Luckily, there is an alternative. Here's what happened when two Bucket List pioneers teamed up.
This time he worked with another pioneering organization from our Bucket List, Tony's Chocolonely. This purpose-driven chocolate company is always up for a challenge, ready to rethink how we work. This was a progressive match made in heaven.
They worked to overhaul the boring contract most people are used to. They ditched overly complex legal lingo and eliminated many do this and don't do that clauses. Instead, they focused on highlighting company purpose and values, plus mutual trust and common sense.
The biggest challenge? "To create a contract based on a completely different paradigm; to approach it from a position of trust, not distrust", said Daniel.
A ticket of trust
It details the main agreements between the employer and employee, and leaves out the crappy stuff (mostly covered in Dutch law anyway).
Daniel Maats: "So far, the response has been overwhelming. Most striking is that people do indeed experience the 'old style' employment contract as negative, while it should be a joyous moment to sign it: A 'ticket of trust'."
Kudos to Tony's Chocolonely and BvdV for pushing the boundaries once more!