With the rapid popularity of remote work around the world, including in Lithuania, the culture of such work is increasingly becoming the focus of discussion. This is what prompted Tech Zity, the creators of the infrastructure for success, to organize the first virtual conference about remote work in Lithuania Re!Work on February 24-25.
“The conference aims to bring together representatives of the remote workers, freelancers and share the latest and most important remote working practices, to discuss emerging challenges and solutions,” says Rūta Dambytė, the curator of the conference and program.
Therefore, this conference is not only for those who are already working remotely but also for those who are still thinking about such a lifestyle.
“We want to promote a relatively young culture of remote work. The trend is that we have the freedom to choose where to work from and when, so teams are rethinking and reinventing the model of workation, either as teams or individually,” says Lina Dabašinskaitė, Community and Event Manager at Tech Zity.
An office as a library where you come to change spaces
The Re!Work conference will run for two days. There will be over 20 remote work experts and business leaders from all over the world. Deep discussions, practical workshops to perform the best in this changing working culture as a team member or as a freelancer.
“More than a million businesses currently use our products worldwide. And the team employs 140 professionals from 40 countries. For the past 8 years, we have been calling ourselves a remote-first organization. This means that the office is there and you can go to it, but all communication, business meetings, and decision-making take place virtually. Our office is more like a collaboration space or a library where you can come if you want to change the work environment,” says Ilma Nausėdaitė, Co-Founder and CEO of MailerLite and The Remote Company.
Office spaces will change, there will be more co-working spaces
The Re!Work conference will present not only best practices of remote work but also trends that are increasingly integrated into today’s work culture.
“I think those companies that can work remotely but do not offer such an opportunity will be less attractive to potential employees. However, competition in the labor market will also increase – after all, working remotely is blurring geographical boundaries and companies can attract talent from abroad,” says Rūta Dambytė, the Founder of the Conference, who has been traveling the world for more than 13 years.
Looking at current trends, the traditional office is taking on a different meaning. Modern offices are not limited to “single address location”. Flexibility and the ability for employees to offer a job from a convenient location become the component of a job offer. Whether it’s in the same city, just closer to home, or in another city or state. Co-working spaces also serve for a flexible understanding of the office. It is estimated that by 2024, 5 million professionals in their field will work in such spaces worldwide.
“Teams that have grown during the pandemic, especially online businesses, are looking for more and more interesting solutions for their offices. This is one of the reasons why Tech Zity is actively developing exclusive spaces for work, leisure, recreation, and caring for their growing community. Quality requirements for workspaces are also growing, and the topic of sustainability is becoming relevant even to workplaces. For this reason, renovated buildings that already have their own history are of interest to companies looking to create their own success stories here. And, of course, it is important for us that the professionals in their field in any of our spaces feel inspired, diligent, surrounded by like-minded people,” says Darius Žakaitis, the Founder and CEO of Tech Zity.
Times when working from home became “legal”
The Re!Work conference will also break down certain stereotypes about working remotely. One is that such work is less efficient than working in the office.
“Before the pandemic, those who shared photos from warm countries on social media, when it was dark and cold winter evenings for others in Lithuania, were considered lazy or indecently earning a lot. With the onset of the pandemic, remote working became “legal”, R. Dambytė smiles.
Thus, the second day of the conference, February 25, will be open to anyone who dreams of working remotely, as well as those who would like to try a career as a freelancer. During the five remote workshops, specialists in your field will help you discover the courage and determination to pursue your dream, advise you on how to create a personal brand, your business website, and how not to get cheap and earn money as a freelancer.
The Re!Work conference will be held ONLINE in English on February 24-25.
More information and tickets: https://techzity.com/events/remote-work-summit/