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“I do miss the human interaction of the office environment, my colleagues said the same thing, but the benefits far outweigh the disadvantages. At some point we might have a small head office but I’m determined that our culture will always encourage flexible working.”
“Being distributed requires certain forcing functions for team collaboration that don’t exist for traditional in-office teams. With the right tools and methodologies, you’re able to build a team that strives not only for productivity, but accountability and trust as well.”
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“there is no guarantee that someone who is working in the office is going to be a good worker. You need people that are committed, disciplined and with skills.”
“No commute, more energy, more free time, schedule flexibility, even saving money on food and clothes. It’s all so convenient and you don’t need to be bothered by regular issues office workers bump into.”
“I also save about £162 or so per month not having to commute to work, and I don’t have to jump on a packed underground train full of people. I definitely feel more motivated and productive as there are fewer distractions.”
“If there are positions within a company that are location independent, it makes no sense to tie people down to a location.”
“Invest your money in global people, not in the office.”
“Companies need to start with a paint point in order to move to a remote work setting: most companies have a hard time finding top talent, and remote allows to hire the best, independently of their location.”
“Remote work isn’t as simple as sending people home with their laptops. Remote workers need a virtual infrastructure. Make sure you have places where they can chat, meet with their colleagues, and get looped in on wider company news.”
“don’t fall into the trap that you need 100 tools to work. Just pick the ones you and your clients like and stick to them. Don’t waste time on using many tools: focus on developing your business and getting shit done.”
“If there is sun outside I can go and read a book for a while or go for a swim, I can do it. I set my own hours and workplace.”
“For employees, it makes their jobs dependent on their output/results rather than how often the boss sees them working late at their desk.”
” day-to-day, I don’t feel I miss out too much as a remote worker. The rise of video conference calling has made it much easier to build rapport with colleagues nowadays.”
“There’s a communication barrier working online, you can get siloed really easily, so we hired a project manager to facilitate communication around projects, making sure they are moving forward and it has been amazing!”
“For companies, there will certainly be a time of adaptation but it is a long-term investment: the costs related to employees are reduced and promoting the freedom of employees to work remotely allows them to develop personally, reduce resignations and avoid costly staff turnover.”
Learn how Matthew Howells-Barby, Director of Acquisition from Hubspot has done to move his team to work remotely and successfully manages it now.
“As a legal consultant who has worked 10+ years in international financial consulting company, I have learned a great deal about various jurisdictions and remote company management. Estonia so far is the best option how to manage taxes and work remotely.”
I think in the end, this kind of lifestyle is also more useful for the companies and clients that we work with because the work gets done more productively, and it’s done with positive feelings.
“It takes someone with huge amounts of self-motivation and discipline as you’re the only person accountable for yourself!”