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About Us

As successful companies grow and evolve, they often break because the right framework isn’t in place.

Better work, better world

FOR LEADERS

Design and build the best places to work

When you’re smaller, your company is easier to manage. You know each person on the team and what they’re doing. But it doesn’t last because with success comes growth, and with growth comes complexity. Growth is a great thing but it means more people; more processes, and more functions. Too often, this growth causes symptoms that have negative effects on company success and culture. Your visibility reduces, things get missed and efforts are duplicated.

 

The most common stories we hear from our customers are ones that stem from mis-alignment, ineffective processes, and time to execution. Poor Work Design costs businesses billions of dollars in opportunity costs, illness and staff churn. 

 

Our mission is simple, we believe better workplaces lead to a better world. We fondly think of Functionly as a work design as a platform that democratizes Org, Team, and Job Design. Building better workplaces starts with clarity, and that’s what we aim to provide.

FOR PEOPLE

A better way

The world has changed and the old organizational design methods don’t work. Rigid and opaque planning is being replaced with fluid and collaborative conversations that evolve as companies do. That’s the kind of planning that we believe will build better companies. As Functionly helps more organizations learn the art of work design and alignment, we are iteratively mapping and documenting a better way to grow that will make its mark in history.

"Social exclusion, lack of self-determination, including lack of control in the working environment, unemployment, job insecurity and stress, all increase illness and premature death." Dr Susan Prescott | UWA

Our founders

Tim Brewer

After working with entrepreneurs, companies, and communities to form, launch and maintain strategies aimed at growth, speed, sustainability and value creation, Tim began building an intricate and accurate function based methodology from his experience working with some of the industry’s most well-known brands. The culmination of that work has become the foundation for what Functionly is today.

 

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Damian Bramanis

Previously the founder of Teamline, a project management tool that works directly with Slack and is used by over 45,000 teams and 4m+ users around the globe. With deep experience in product design, cloud architecture, project management and enterprise IT, Damian has worked at BankWest, Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS), The University of Western Australia, Microsoft, BHP Billiton, and the Federal Government of Australia.

 

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Our values

Look Outwards First We listen first, give up our egos and act with integrity, actively putting ourselves in the shoes of our customer.

Own It (Like You Own It) We admit our faults, communicate with candor and show self regulation, taking charge to make things happen.

Bias for Action We drive speed intrinsically, taking calculated chances that can be rolled back easily and working relentlessly to create value.

Use True North We challenge the norm, cultivate curiosity and share our learnings – passionate about finding a better way.

Do It Right We do the right things and we do them right, working efficiently without sacrificing quality.

Make Happiness We strive to find and share joy in our job, working hard but never taking ourselves too seriously.