Remote vs in house team – which is better?

With technology enabling us to work anywhere and everywhere at all hours of the day or night, a lot of people are questioning whether it’s essential to have a one-place team work space.

My take on it? Look, I think wherever possible it’s important to work together.

Do I make exceptions? Yeah I do but it’s very rare. Because here’s what I’ve learnt.

The real team culture is built when there is a friction of bodies in the same place, and by friction I’m not talking about negativity, I’m talking about the energy that’s created when people come together.

This generates the vibes, the essence and the feeling of the company. It creates a space where people feel part of something special and bigger than themselves. A real purpose and a real mission.

So I think it’s really important to ensure a company has a lot of contact hours together to create that friction.

But it’s important that that friction is producing good energy. Which starts at the top with great leadership. The leadership needs to be calm, assertive and strong.

Because if it’s misguided and all over the place, bringing everyone together could actually be quite destructive.

So in my books – create a strong culture by keeping your team together and the results will speak for themselves.

Kerwin Rae