2020 introduced a 12 months of lockdown and groups needed to adapt to the brand new regular of working from dwelling. With this new change, nonetheless, got here new challenges of sustaining and managing communication and cooperation with workers working remotely. Although the idea of working remotely was put extra in limelight as a result of lockdown, it has been current for over a decade going through the challenges of crew engagement, communication, and collaboration.
After years of working remotely, Yanis Mellata, CEO and Co-founder of Kosy Workplace, skilled the identical challenges. Decided to discover a concrete answer Yanis along with his co-founder Sam, based the corporate, which is a digital workplace platform that has been reinventing crew interplay and paving the best way to the largest work revolution in many years.
Yanis shared his motivation behind co-founding the Kosy workplace, saying, “Kosy was constructed for worker engagement and social interplay,” he mentioned, “We’ve been making it simpler for firms to recreate the day-to-day social facets of a bodily workplace, from espresso breaks to events and occasions, regardless of the place workers are situated.”
With Kosy, groups can come collectively to co-work, collaborate, and socialize in a pure, easy-to-use digital workplace, resulting in excessive worker adoption and engagement.
As a substitute of scheduling conferences, customers can seamlessly soar right into a dialog or brainstorming session similar to they might in a bodily workplace. By giving the right combination of participating skilled and social actions, each firm, crew, and worker can work together with each other on a single platform of Kosy Workplace constructed for worker engagement.
Revolutionising distant crew tradition
Firms have been transitioning in direction of distant work, particularly because of the ongoing pandemic. Groups typically select to attach by way of digital conferences and assembly platforms. Nevertheless, these platforms are primarily targeted on structured collaboration and communication, which lack the efforts of worker engagement. Thus, workers battle to recreate the comradery of being collectively by way of these platforms. That’s the place Kosy Workplace proves its uniqueness.
“Along with bettering worker engagement, Kosy additionally creates extra productive and collaborative groups with co-working capabilities,” Yanis shares, “For instance, when engaged on a brand new venture with distant/distributed members, Kosy brings everybody collectively round a digital desk to co-work and attain out every time they need. Devoted venture rooms take away communication limitations that may gradual initiatives down.”
Kosy additionally helps clients construct thriving distant work tradition by bettering transparency and belief by organising on-line workplace hours for his or her HR, IT, senior management, and different groups, so workers can rapidly attain out all through the day.
Wants led to innovation.
Earlier than co-founding Kosy Workplace, Yanis and Sam labored for over years in managing groups. Yanis labored at BCG, a high administration consultancy serving to the management of firms all around the world on a variety of matters together with constructing productive and high-performing organisations. Sam labored remotely for over 5 years, managing expertise and product groups.
Whereas serving to completely different organisations constructing extremely productive groups and distant administration of groups the duo skilled the ache of sustaining extremely productive and related groups that aren’t bodily collectively. This led the duo to incept Kosy.
The journey by way of the pandemic and past
Whereas the idea of a digital office is moderately outdated, the continuing COVID-19 pandemic additional strengthened the roots of distant working, which led to discovering technique of preserving workers joyful, productive, and related to their work and with each other.
In accordance with Buffer’s 2020 State of Distant Report, 98% of distant staff wish to proceed to work remotely (at the least a part of the time) for the remainder of their careers. A Gartner survey discovered that 82% of firm leaders are planning to let workers proceed to work remotely even after the pandemic is over.
Yanis shares his imaginative and prescient of utilising this pattern in close to future, “In the end, we count on all firms to maneuver within the route of extra versatile work preparations—whether or not that’s totally distant or hybrid-remote,” Yanis says.
“Some workplaces will nonetheless choose bodily workplaces within the quick time period. Nevertheless, the longer these firms maintain out on constructing a tradition that helps distant work, the harder it is going to be for them to make the transition sooner or later once they discover themselves struggling to compete with remote-friendly employers,” he provides additional.
The truth that Kosy Workplace has garnered clients from over 30 nations proves the pattern of distant working is right here to remain. Going ahead, Kosy Workplace is about to utilise this chance to aggressively increasing the corporate by way of funding from high European traders.