We had a conversation with the team from Telsec.
Telsec offer office space and virtual office solutions for companies that have remote teams. Things like coworking spaces, private offices, meeting rooms and much more are part of Telsec offering. They are truly global in their network having spaces in 29 states and over 35 countries worldwide 🙂 And who wouldn’t want to work from a wonderful coworking space with a fantastic view to the sea?
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What is the most important team value you have?
To keep teams working – we want to offer the best solution to any person in the need for space to work from. Each our location is created to make sure it is the best possible place to work from.
How many people work remotely in your company and how often?
Aside the global office network, we are distributed team ourselves as well – we currently work from Toronto, Ontario, Canada and we also have some employees fully remote.
We see each other every day, be it face-to-face or virtually. Even if it’s just briefly, we still make the needed time to meet and catch up.
What is the biggest challenge you have faced as remote team?
Our biggest challenge is probably very different from what most teams would have. We work remotely to offer office space to distributed teams. When customers of virtual office clients show up at the office and expect to find our remote team actually in the office is our biggest challenge! 🙂
What tools do you use to work remotely?
Many things for us happen using regular emails.
Inside the team, we are using Skype and Google Hangouts which are a great way to bring the teams together.
Obviously, chats are a big part of our daily work as well. We have few bigger chats with everyone involved, but private group chats are often useful to interact with the team and still keep some things private, too.
For example, we do daily check-ins with the entire team either via chat or other social media channel. We also use GoToMeeting with many of their features.
You meet many virtual teams at your work. What has been the funniest thing that has happened?
Two of our virtual office clients met on a dating website. When they told each other the address of their office they realized that neither of them had run into each other at our business center because both worked remotely. 🙂