The way people work has without a doubt changed drastically recently, but what's lagged behind is the way workspace is provided. Jules Robertson of Tally Market shares her experience co-founding Tally Market, what her day-to-day looks like as a remote leader, and some of the simple yet effective tips that help her manage her day in the remote world.
For those who aren't familiar, Tally Market is a marketplace enabling companies to provide on-demand workspace to their teams. Team members are provided monthly credits to book hot-desks and private spaces across the UK.
We don't have an office but we do meet with the team a few times a week at one of our Tally Market venues. On a day I am not meeting with the team, I will use Tally market to book a desk at a co working space to a cafe close to my home. I don't have a good set-up to work well from home. On a typical day, I will check in with my co-founder first thing to go through our priorities for the day. My day is filled with a lovely combination of speaking with various members of the team and tasks to meet our weekly goals. I try to speak with or meet potential customers as often as possible to find out their thoughts on remote/hybrid work.
When co-founding a company you don't really have a choice about being a leader or not. I am definitely always learning and even read lots of cringe books on leading/managing.
To start, a walk and a giant cup of tea. To finish, some trashy TV.
Have a holiday, a big one. I co-founded Tally Market when still working at my previous job and so there was no chance for a break in between.
Lots, but to name a couple; the founder of my previous company Carlo Gualandri for his logical thinking and positive attitude; and Drew Houston, the founder of Dropbox for his commitment to culture and 'always learning' attitude.
Sailing around the world