Sef.Talk Remote Work – Tools and rituals In the last Sef.Talk episode we
Remote Working Consulting
We help companies big and small transitioning from a traditional to a remote working framework.
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From young startups to large corporations
We've proudly worked with some of the most exciting business in Switzerland
7 years of experience working in a remote framework
At Cleverclip we have been working in a remote work environment for 7 years. Not only do we have different talents, but we also write, design, plan and produce from different locations. And that is exactly what has proven to be successful: Thanks to Remote Work we are even more productive, creative and above all, happier.
As pioneers of the Remote Work culture in Switzerland, we have been able to share our know-how on numerous occasions in the form of lectures at Rochester Bern, talks at the Swiss Innovation Forum or articles on various news platforms. The focus is always the same: How do we manage to function so well with our more than 40 employees spread around the world?
Having worked with hundreds of companies of different industries and sizes, we have gained unique expertise on how individual companies could achieve better results in a remote work environment. And we want to share that knowledge on a one-to-one basis.
The meaning of working remotely
There are various types of remote work. Some people are allowed to work remotely for a day or two each week. Others are allowed to be away as often as they’d like. Working from home is nowadays more or less accepted, as smart businesses have caught onto the benefits of not having to house employees in expensive offices.
The flexible workspace not only cuts operational costs significantly but also allows for other very important things, like access to a far greater talent pool, because candidates do not have to live within commuting distance of the office anymore.
Transitioning to a remote working framework
However, taking away the office and sending off employees to work remotely is not an easy undertaking. It requires significant planning, preparation and adjustments as you go along. Businesses are made out of people, therefore there is not just a one-size-fits-all type of solution.
It’s a challenging process that requires openess from both the employer and employee to make it work. We’re here to help you with valuable advice in how to take such leap.
Where can we help with this transition?
Having worked with hundreds of different businesses, allowed us to have developed valuable expertise on several organizational components.
Want to transition your business to a remote working framework?
Jennifer Jones Newbill
Director, Global Employment Brand
“Telecommuting, one of many forms of work-life flexibility, should no longer be viewed as a nice-to-have, optional perk mostly used by working moms. These common stereotypes don’t match reality—allowing employees to work remotely is a core business strategy today… We need to de-parent, de-gender, and de-age the perception of the flexible worker.”
Chief Financial Officer
“You are enabled to really attract the best talent to your organization. If you are not limited by a specific office location, you can look anywhere in the country or anywhere on the globe.”
Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion
“If you are working effectively as a flexible worker you may not be physically seen as much as you would do if you were working full-time in the office, but that doesn’t mean your results are actually any different.”
Talk to our team and clear your doubts
We’ll access each case individually and together draft a transition plan and provide valuable advice for your business to follow.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our day is full of fixed appointments: electrician comes between 8 and 14 o'clock, doctor's visit at 15 o'clock, fetch child from the daycare center at 17 o'clock and soccer training at 19 o'clock.
Where exactly does the commute to work and eight hours of office chair security fit in here? We want to be flexible and therefore we need remote work.
Technological development has made all the necessary preparations so that we can work from anywhere and at any time. So Remote Work gives us back our flexibility.
Working remotely not only increases productivity, but also makes you happier. The increased independence not only gives more freedom, it also saves money.
A move or maternity leave in a remote work environment need not result in a change of job.
Operating costs are significantly reduced, employees are happier, access to the largest talent pool, working around the clock and the opportunity to connect with people from all over the world.
The benefits for employers include the well-being of the employees and at the same time the well-being of the company.
People who work remotely work too little or too much, online meetings are inefficient, productivity suffers from remote work and the corporate culture no longer means anything.
All these are misconceptions that arise in connection with Remote Work. They are simply old ways of thinking that have nothing in common with reality.
Transitioning to remote work is not something that can be achieved overnight. It is an ever evolving process that requires dedication, patience and an open minded approach from both employer and employees.
Then each company has it's own reality - based on size, industry, leadership and existing culture.
For instance, a company that already works with laptops and is familiar with the digital world will likely need less time to adapt. But the willingness of both employees and employers is a crucial element of the transition.
Our consulting service is tailored to each business needs and the degree of involvement you'll need from our consultants. The best way to go with it is to reach out to a consultant and tell us about your business, challenge and what you already have in place.