Last Friday, I was given the chance to hand out the Elisabeth Tegner scholarship to a femlare role model within the tech and gaming industry for the second year in a row. This year’s scholarship was given to the game developer Mehrnaz Amant Bari who’s made it a personal goal to inspire more women to code, and also to start working in the gaming industry.
During the spring, Leif and I have spent a lot of time talking to companies about what’s stopping them from reaching their maximum potential. Interestingly enough, 90 % of the people we’ve spoken with have answered the same thing: it’s difficult to build engagement and a common understanding internally around a company’s strategy.
A networked agency means that you work together with other consultants and agencies and put together the best fit team for each client assignment. This fall I had a chance to speak with entrepreneur magazine Driva Eget on why I run a networked agency. Throughout my working career, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with and collaborate with great people in Sweden, Japan and the UK. Today I am able to use that network to offer my clients the set of skills they need to reach their objectives – be it with advertising, branding, graphic design, video, digital transformation or strategic business advice.
Just like the old saying goes – you become like the people you hang out with the most. In the age of the gig economy, where more and more people choose to leave their employments to start their own ventures, surrounding yourself with like-minded people to set out on a journey together with can be key to your success. That’s why I’m so incredibly happy to be a part of the Boost Women community – started in London in May 2016.
More companies should be embracing remote work – to fuel their organizations with new perspectives and energy, and to attract new talent. Remote work can mean a lot of different things – working remotely all the time, a few days a week, or making occasional trips to work from another place for a period of time. It’s about the freedom to decide yourself where you want to work from at the moment and where you feel the most engaged; be it at home, a local café, a co-working space or a different country entirely. Studies claim that allowing employees to work from home increases productivity, creativity and happiness.