Strategy & LeadershipBusiness TransformationWhy organisations are continuing with permanent remote working

Why organisations are continuing with permanent remote working

Laura Ryan, director of international HR at Dropbox, outlines why her firm is sticking with remote working and how the model is progressing

Many leaders view the future of work as operating according to a hybrid working model, whereby teams split their time between home and office, to achieve the benefits of both approaches to working. However, for reasons ranging from health and safety to culture, finances to employee feedback, a range of organisations have opted to stick with the remote working model.

One such organisation is the technology giant Dropbox, which launched its exclusively ‘virtual first’ operations in October 2020. Pressing ahead with ‘virtual first’ working a year later, many leaders would be keen to learn how the model could progress, what the stumbling blocks have been, and how to effectively execute strategy for a workforce spread across the world.

To discover more, Laura Ryan, director of international HR at Dropbox, shares her thoughts on the newest episode of the HRD Live Podcast.

Please note that as this was a live recording, the audio quality may fluctuate slightly from time to time. Listen to the podcast to discover senior-level insights on:

1.20 – Remote working as the ‘best thing to happen to knowledge work in generations’

1.54 – New talent pools opening up as a result of recent progress

3.10 – Enabling even greater flexibility in remote working as a key engagement driver

5.40 – The pressure of breaking away from established thinking of workplace models

6.48 – Creating resources to enable staff to thrive in remote working

7.24 – The impact of asynchronous work on teams

7.57 – Adopting an intentional approach to relationships, communications, and working

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8.37 – Having to reset strategy as a result of external conditions

9.05 – Continuing to refine the onboarding process

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