The truth is, remote working takes a shift in work paradigm, management, and even hiring in order to make it work for over the long term.
So why bother?
Here are just a few problems many traditional small companies face
- You’re not hiring “the best”, you’re hiring the best within driving distance. If you need to move location (e.g. you get acquired), you lose staff.
- Your workforce isn’t future-proof: when a partner of a staffer accepts a new job far away, or a baby comes along, or a parent needs extra help, you risk losing experienced talent. This costs more than retaining staff who have great relations with your existing clients and other workers.
- Worse, you might actively seek out people with less experience in order to delay that outcome. Now you’re just hurting yourself. There’s only one kind of person who thinks 2-3 years of development/design/marketing makes them a ‘ninja’: a bullshitter.
- or maybe you hate the idea of 2 and 3, so you give people job titles changes or pay rises every few years. But deep down, they know it’s time-based and not merit-based, so their enthusiasm is getting weaker. And you’re resenting them for not being grateful and fulfilling their new title to its full potential.
It doesn’t have to be like this.
In this free talk, I will outline the 12 principles that I’ve learned from 10 years of working remotely with teams and colleagues across the Atlantic and cross-country.
I’ll show you that the culture shift necessary to make remote-working work will increase the productivity, creativity, happiness, and long-term retention of all employees– even if you choose to implement them in a traditional office structure.
At the end of this talk
- You will have actionable advice to incorporate remote-working into your startup or small business.
- I’ll cover all the pitfalls I’ve encountered and give solutions to prevent or rectify each one.
- I’ll show you that every example has an in-office equivalent that you may not have noticed was a problem – until the problem goes away.
- You’ll have a clear idea of how remote work increases self-motivation, productivity, creativity, healthy communication, and long-term loyalty in your staff. Giving you more and more value over time as their experience deepens.