I have been impressed by the work that the Policy and Governance Unit of the IOD have been doing to explore and raise awareness of the challenges experienced by business and strategies that are being employed to overcome them.
So I am delighted that they have chosen to feature Treework’s remote working structure as a case study in their Innovating for Talent publication.
We moved to completely remote working in 2010 and now our business is structured to support this way of working.
We invest in ensuring that everyone has what they need to work comfortably and productively. The infrastructure to support this way of working has improved exponentially since the pandemic.
Successful remote working requires investment, compassion, and flexibility. It is essential to set everyone up to succeed and everyone has different needs at different times.
Having good systems for connecting people and sharing information is essential, as is bringing people together monthly for learning, business development and social events. Systems for monitoring productivity are important but it is equally essential to understand the narrative behind the figures.
Ultimately, well-resourced remote working provides an environment in which dedicated professionals flourish.