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DevOpsGroup Blog Why we can't tell you how to work remotely

Why we can’t tell you how to work remotely

To say that these are strange and unprecedented times would be an understatement. Across the world people and organisations are desperately trying to figure out what remote working (or more importantly, to work remotely) means to them and how to adapt to this new norm. People are having to adapt to new ways of working more quickly than they ever have before and come to terms with the fact that we could be in this for the long-haul.

In light of this, lots of companies have been posting guidance on how to make remote working work for you and your teams. There’s a lot of great information being shared at the moment but unfortunately, most of it is just getting lost in the noise as people try to get to grips with the basics.

The ability to work remotely is something that’s always been important to DevOpsGroup. Lots of us have been in previous jobs that mandated we were in the same office, Monday to Friday, 9am – 5pm when there was no real need. And it was a deal-breaker! It just isn’t compatible with modern life. At DevOpsGroup we recognise this and have spent a long time ensuring our teams can all work remotely.

When it comes to working remotely we have certainly learned a lot! Most importantly, we know that what works for one organisation may not work for the next. Indeed, what works for one team, client or individual won’t be right for everyone. To be blunt, there is no silver bullet and getting this right is going to take work.

So, to try and share some of what we have learned, and to do so in a sustainable, we’re going to take a slightly different approach…

For as long we’re operating our ‘fully remote’ policy we’ll post a remote working tip on our LinkedIn page every (working) day! These tips will come from members of our team who have figured out what works for them – and what doesn’t – over years of working remotely. We don’t believe there’s a one-size-fits-all solution but hopefully, some of these tips will work for you. It’s also a great chance for you to meet some of our team – they’re an awesome bunch that I’m really proud to work with, so feel free to say ‘hi’!

We know that this is an uncertain time for lots of organisations. We’ve been working closely with several of our clients to help them adopt a new way of working and, where appropriate, we’ll be sharing this more widely. If you have specific questions please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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