August 31st, 2021
“I love the opportunities that remote working at Tell has given me, from mixing podcasts with guests halfway around the world to producing live online esports events.” - Alex, Events Operator
It’ll be no surprise to you by now that we are passionate advocates for working remotely. Many of our resident team members and associate production workers are fully remote in all aspects of their work with us. We believe that this way of working is the future and the opportunities it presents are countless. But you don’t just have to take my word for it, here’s some of the good things our remote team members had to say about remote working.
Working from home allows our team to spend less time commuting, and has meant they are able to commit to doing more of the things they love. Watson (London, United Kingdom), one of our associate technical producers, says that working from home allows him “to be more flexible and have an active lifestyle”. Instead of getting home late from work, after fighting through a crowd of commuters, he is able to log off and head straight out for an evening run or a lunchtime bike ride. Our Events Operator, Alex (London, United Kingdom), also loves the flexibility of working remotely.
“Working remotely has made me more flexible about where & when I can work, being able to work on a show without having to think about, for example, transport logistics.”
Our production coordinator Julianna (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) says she loves the fact that working from home means she doesn't just have to settle for a shop-bought sandwich.
“I don’t have to spend that much money on food or public transportation, since I’m home all the time and can cook.”
In fact, saving money on such commodities is a really alluring aspect of working remotely. We all like to think we will be motivated enough to pack a lunch, but when rushing to and from the office, very rarely is this reality. Instead, you visit the nearest Pret everyday and find yourself in your overdraft by the end of the week! Luckily, working from home means the kitchen is right there when you need it.
Another wonderful benefit to working remotely is having a personalised, comfortable work environment. As Tell’s copywriter, most of my day is spent tapping away at my computer from my base in Lincolnshire, United Kingdom. Sitting in front of my favourite TV show, surrounded by my favorite things while I work, does wonders for my motivation. Watson echoes the sentiment of the importance of home comforts.
“[I am] able to have a home office where I can have my ideal set up [...] so, I get the comfort of what I enjoy with the larger facilities we have at Tell.”
It really is the best of both worlds! Freedom of choice is an incredible benefit of working remotely as you are not tied to any one thing. Julianna says working remotely has meant she can work for an international company, with all the rich work experiences overseas, without relocating. Similarly Watson relishes the possibilities that come with remote working.
“My long term goals of where I want to be living I know are achievable, wherever I end up in the short term. [Remote working] saves me having to make hard choices about my personal preferences of living locations versus where I have to be for work.”
Edgar (Wisconsin, USA), our social media consultant, highlights how our ability to communicate with each other “no matter where we are” means the work we produce is of a consistently high standard.
Employees that have to make hard choices, forced to choose work over comfort, are not happy employees and dissatisfied employees do not produce their best work. This is something we believe wholeheartedly at Tell, and so, we want to make sure we are providing our team with the best possible work practices. We will continue to sing from the rooftops about how remote working is changing the landscape of employee satisfaction, and how our services offer the same opportunities to businesses for their own clients and service-users.