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How we make remote work effective in TheWorkInGroup

Remote work has transformed the way we approach our professional lives. With the rise of virtual work arrangements, maintaining employee engagement has become a critical concern for organizations worldwide. Engaged remote workers are not only more productive but also more likely to stay committed to their roles and the company’s mission. In this article, we’ll share what we do daily to make remote work effective.

Clear Communication Channels

We established clear communication channels, making it easy for employees to stay in touch with colleagues and supervisors.

Clear Expectations

We have clearly defined job roles, responsibilities, and performance expectations. When people understand what is expected of them, they are more likely to stay focused and motivated. We regularly revisit and update these expectations to align with evolving priorities.

Flexible Scheduling

We work flexible work hours. We are aware that remote employees may have varying daily routines and responsibilities. Allowing them to adjust their schedules to accommodate personal needs can lead to increased job satisfaction and work-life balance.

Skill Development

We provide opportunities for employees to enhance their skills and knowledge in a remote environment. That means we use online:
• courses,
• workshops and
• mentoring programs.

Regular Check-Ins and Feedback

We have regular one-on-one meetings between managers and remote employees. These meetings serve as opportunities to provide feedback, discuss goals, and address concerns. Constructive feedback helps employees understand their strengths and areas for improvement, it’s especially helpful in remote work, because we can’t see each other daily.

Right Tools and Resources

Our workers have access to the necessary tools and resources to perform their jobs effectively. If they need something new to do their job better and easier at home, TWG is providing such tools.

Inclusivity and Diversity

We work in an inclusive and diverse environment. We embrace different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences. An inclusive culture promotes creativity and innovation while ensuring that all employees feel valued and heard. It’s easier to work with people who are different because of the ability to work from each side of the world.

Lead by Example

Leaders model the behaviors they want to see in remote employees. Demonstrating commitment, transparency, and a strong work ethic sets a positive example and encourages others to follow suit.
Engaging workers in remote work environments requires a deliberate and proactive approach. By implementing these strategies, our organization creates a virtual workplace where employees feel connected, motivated, and valued. As remote work continues to be a prominent feature of the modern work landscape, investing in remote worker engagement is not only a sound business practice but also a way to empower employees to thrive in their roles.

Incredible year for the “Youth Home” and “Po Drugie” Foundation: 116 young people have received assistance.

One of TheWorkinGroup’s values is Responsibility, so we are glad that almost 1,5 years ago we decided to support the “Po Drugie” Foundation by donation as a part of our CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) mission.
For over a year now, the “Youth Home” project has been making a remarkable difference in the lives of many young people between the ages of 18 and 25 who have experienced homelessness. Thanks to the “Po Drugie” Foundation, this place has become a shelter and a support center for those who never before had the opportunity to experience a real home.
However, the most significant achievement is that over the course of 12 months, the “Youth Home” project has helped 116 individuals, with more than a half of them finding their way towards independent and responsible living. These statistics and these people are a testament to the fact that all the effort put into running this initiative is worthwhile. It is worth helping because, through it, we have a real chance to change someone’s life – quite literally. We are proud to be a part of this.

Boutique IT Company vs Corporation

What is a Boutique IT Company?

A Boutique IT company is a specific type of organization that can be compared to an exclusive boutique in the retail world. It is characterized by a smaller scale and a focus on high-quality services, internal respect, personalized approach to clients, and individual treatment of employees.

Unlike large corporations, boutique firms usually have a smaller number of employees, often around 50 people. This allows them to be more flexible and focus more on each individual.

Boutique Company vs. Corporation

Working in the IT industry enjoys great interest, and the market offers diverse employment opportunities. For many professionals in the technology sector, choosing between working in a smaller company and a corporate office environment can be challenging. In this article, we will look at the benefits of working in a small, specialized IT company that offers remote work and working in a corporation.

Work Environment and Atmosphere

Smaller companies are characterized by smaller teams, which promotes better communication and greater flexibility. Employees have the opportunity for direct contact with the founders of the company, which is often very difficult or even impossible in corporations. This helps build strong relationships and increases the sense of belonging to the team.

Compared to corporations, less attention is focused on hierarchy and bureaucracy in a small company. Instead, employees are encouraged to express their ideas, and their contributions to the company’s development are more noticeable.

Project Diversity

Boutique firms often specialize in non-standard and demanding projects, with a unique and individual approach to clients. They are in a unique position to offer their employees diverse tasks and challenges. For those seeking variety and the opportunity to develop their skills, working in a smaller company can be an excellent option.

Work in corporations typically focuses on larger projects with more established frameworks, which can lead to routine work and limited creativity. Also as the projects are interesting substantively they offer possibilities of better payment for the employees due to cost optimization.

Quick Adaptation and Decision-Making

In smaller organizations, the decision-making process is faster and more efficient. The size and structure of the organization enable faster adaptation to changing market conditions and customers. When new technologies or trends emerge, boutique firms can react more flexibly and adjust their actions.

Corporations, due to their size and hierarchy, may struggle to adapt to dynamic market conditions.

Individual Approach to Professional Development

Boutique firms often emphasize individual support for the professional development of their employees. With fewer people in the team, managers and team leaders have more time to focus on the development and mentoring of their employees. The opportunity to work closely with experienced specialists significantly accelerates the professional development of programmers. Team leaders have a better chance of identifying additional, previously undisclosed skills and interests of their subordinates, which ultimately helps better match individuals to projects and projects to individuals. In corporations, professional development is dependent on formal procedures. Individual support is often hindered by employee rotation and project reassignments. 

In summary, working in a boutique company seems like an ideal solution for those seeking development, interesting projects, a close-knit atmosphere, good relationships with superiors and the team, and quick reactions to both market changes and internal company needs.