March 25, 2020

remotify.work's purpose (Version 1 😜)

This post is based on content from remotify.work’s self-paced course for remote teams and team-leaders. The course is delivered in bite-sized chunks by Intao’s digital mentor.

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Following advice from various sources, I want to be clear on what my purpose is. Sources ranging from Simon Sinek to Eckhart Tolle have led me to the belief that if I can be clear on my purpose, while at the same time accepting the world and what's happening as it is, then my purpose will unfold.

So, here's my first attempt at capturing something.

I've observed that what the pioneers of successful remote working have identified as the foundation of their success are things that I want to see more of in the world. Such things as:

  • authentic, connected human relationships
  • alignment to a common purpose
  • autonomy
  • awareness and acceptance of what is
  • authentic behaviour at work

These companies have higher levels of performance and employee engagement. Employees become participants in their company's mission and blend their work activities with the rest of their lives to arrive at a healthier and more balance.

Being geographically dispersed means that teams span cultures and people who might have been frozen out of city-centric, 9-5 jobs can access better paying work. Because employees attention is no longer focused in one time and place, social and work communities blur the company boundaries. Companies are more connected to wider society and benefit from an increased diversity of perspectives and ideas.

It's not all skipping through fields of flowers. The pioneers also had to overcome some pretty grizzly problems to do with loneliness, cohesion and accountability. But what they learned chimes with forward thinking ideas on leadership that I would like to see more of in the world: managing the organisational system, not the people or the tasks.

So, against this backdrop the purpose of remotify.work is to connect individuals, companies and society with the wide-ranging benefits of remote working.

...that'll do for now, at least. Until V2!

This post is based on content from remotify.work’s self-paced course for remote teams and team-leaders. The course is delivered in bite-sized chunks by Intao’s digital mentor.

Click here to find out more.

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