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Jules Robertson, Co-founder at Tally Market

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.

What does a typical workday look like for you when working remotely?

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.

Would you say you were a natural-born leader or have you had to grow into the role with Tally Market?

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.

What's one habit or ritual you need to start and finish your day and why is it non-negotiable for you?

To start, a walk and a giant cup of tea. To finish, some trashy TV.

If you could share one piece of advice with yourself before you became a co-founder, what would it be?

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.

Is there a particular founder that inspires you? What about their habits or management style do you admire?

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.

If you could be doing anything else than what you're doing, what would it be?

Sailing around the world