Balancing flexibility and connection: a remote-first but not remote-only philosophy

Dive deeper into how we balance the benefits of remote work with in-person collaboration, where team members can work remotely most of the time and visit a physical office for in-person activities once every few months.

At KIS, we believe in the benefits of having a remote-first approach to work. Our team is spread across different locations over the globe, and we recognize the advantages of allowing our team members to work from wherever they are most productive. This approach enables us to tap into a diverse pool of talent, provide flexibility for our team members, and improve work-life balance.

However, we also understand the importance of face-to-face collaboration and building relationships with team members. While remote work provides flexibility, it can also lead to a lack of connection and collaboration. To balance the benefits of remote work with the advantages of in-person collaboration, we have a hybrid model.

Our hybrid model allows our team members to work remotely most of the time, but we also have a physical office where team members can come in at least once every few months to collaborate and connect with their colleagues. This approach provides the best of both worlds. It enables our team members to work in an environment that suits them best while also fostering collaboration and building relationships with their colleagues.

Why have a physical space?

Having a physical office allows us to hold face-to-face meetings, brainstorming sessions, and team-building activities, which can enhance creativity, innovation, and productivity. It also provides an opportunity for team members to connect on a personal level, which can improve communication and trust.

Additionally, being in the office can provide exposure to different teams and projects, which can broaden team members' skill sets and experience. This can lead to more opportunities for professional development and growth.

When our teams meet at the office, they have access to training, mentorship, and other professional development opportunities that may not be available through usual remote work. People hold volunteer presentations, start cross-project initiatives and share ideas at a deeper level.

The importance of having fun

While our main goal is to collaborate and work together, it's also important to recognize the benefits of having fun activities as a team. Engaging in team building and social activities can help team members to build stronger connections, increase morale, and improve communication.

At KIS, we believe in balancing work and play, and we often organize fun activities for our team members when they come to the office. Some of the activities that we enjoy include go-karting, visiting local bars and restaurants, and going bowling. These activities allow team members to relax and unwind, and they also provide an opportunity to bond outside of the work environment. When team members are able to build strong relationships and have fun together, it can lead to a more positive and productive work environment overall.

Finding work-life balance

In summary, our remote-first approach provides flexibility and work-life balance, while our hybrid model ensures that our team members can collaborate, build relationships, and connect

browse more articles.

These other articles and news pieces might interest you.

let's build something
great together.

Reach out with an idea or problem and we’ll get back as soon as we can.