This year, we decided to close all of our global offices for a week. And no, it wasn’t just an excuse to skip work, sleep in, and enjoy the sunshine. Working remotely is a great exercise for management, and to practice what we preach when promoting a flexible, open work culture.
As a tech company that depends on collaborating with colleagues across the world, it’s important that no matter where we are, we have the freedom and tools in place to get the job done—whether we’re in the same office or not.
Now that we’ve joined forces with (what was) one of our biggest competitors, Bynder, this is more important than ever. In our increasingly digital world, remote working is becoming more a necessity than a luxury. That’s why Remote Week is the perfect opportunity to step out of the office and put everyone’s flexibility—and the tools to support that—to the test.
Learning, and building on, last year’s Remote Week
Our new parent company Bynder participated in remote week last year and they learned a lot. By having all Bynder employees fill out a post-remote week survey (see the results here).
Having some respite from everyday office distractions was one of the big positives coming from the experience, with 54.2% of employees reporting feeling more focused than they did in the office (with 24.2% reporting the same focus levels.)
Successful remote working relies upon: a robust tech stack/infrastructure.
As the modern workplace goes digital, companies need to prepare their team with the tools and resources they rely on not only inside the office, but outside the office too. That way, collaboration and productivity doesn’t depend on being under the same roof. Webdam has some excellent products that help with remote work. Check out the product suite here.
This begs the question: is your team future-proof and remote-ready?
Prove it and join us for Global Work Remote Day 2018
While we #goremote for a whole week from July 30th – August 3rd, we want to make this a global movement and encourage you to join us for #remoteday on August 3rd.
Aside from gaining brownie points from your PR department, taking part in Global Work Remote Day is the perfect opportunity to put your team and tech stack to the test and inspire new ways of working. After all, a little shake out of the comfort zone can do wonders for creativity.
How to take part
Well, a good start is to ask your boss first! We’re determined to make this a global movement, and the first step is spreading the word (and hashtags!).
- Join the event on Facebook and promote the cause to your network with the #remoteday hashtag
- Partner with us to make it a company-wide initiative by emailing us, and we’ll submit your logo to the official Global Work Remote Day webpage
- And of course, show us on social how you #goremote on August 3rd—and get creative! (beachwear optional 😎)