As many businesses have realised since 2020, working across distance brings many challenges, but also many opportunities. At Netfira, we have been embracing remote working concepts for more than five years. To succeed with remote working concepts, a modern approach is required.
At Netfira, we have a very flat organisational structure. Unlike traditional structures which often leave employees isolated and demotivated in silos, our structure ensures clear and honest communication all the way from our working students to our executive level staff. Our specialised teams make decisions quickly and at the point of need, avoiding delays that come with centralised decision-making so we can progress our projects rapidly.
Smooth digital collaboration across varying time zones requires the creative and diligent use of digital communication tools to keep in touch, track progress and enjoy virtual meetings. In our next article, we will share one of the fun techniques we have created to allow our workplace culture to thrive despite sweeping lockdowns and working from home due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
We have established business processes that allow us to work as a global team virtually around the clock. Consequently, the time difference is not a disadvantage for us, but an advantage: as soon as the working day in Australia draws to a close, it begins in Germany, and our colleagues pick up where their team members left off. The use of established wiki software and platforms, such as the Atlassian suite, helps us collaborate seamlessly and allow our team to enjoy flexible working hours while remaining connected by accessing information, contributing ideas and completing projects from anywhere at any time.