One of the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic was that working remotely became a substantial part of mainstream business practices. Working remotely, however, is nothing new and a lot of companies, employees and freelancers have gained plenty of remote working experience over the last decade. We all can learn something from them and this is why Silicon Garden hosted a We Are Online meetup and invited guest speaker Kimberly Bringas, a Remote HR Expert, to talk about the importance of local communities for remote workers.
Kimberly Bringas is a Remote HR Expert specializing in building successful remote teams using her three-part framework of being proactive, intentional, and human. Her areas of expertise include: developing remote specific HR best practices, building and stewarding vibrant and inclusive company cultures, partnering with managers to foster trusting and accountability based relationships and conflict management.
In this recording of our meetup that was held in Vienna on March 5, Kimberly discussed the following aspects, followed by a Q&A session:
How local communities contribute to the quality of life for remote workers
How personal lifestyles, needs and requirements on the one hand and professional Working attitudes, needs and problems intertwine
What needs remote workers have and what personal struggles they might have
There’s no question that remote work is here to stay and that’s why it’s so important that we understand how the changing working environment implicated in remote working will also affect and change the needs of the employees and what role local communities play in contributing to the happiness and quality of life of remote workers.