Startups work across borders. What’s that doing to teams?

Startups work from across

On November 20 at Talent Garden Rainmaking we look forward to hosting InnoTech Nordic. The half-day event is facilitated by Emerging Europe, an alliance that works to strengthen the innovation landscape across Central and Eastern Europe. Creating a cross-border ecosystem for entrepreneurs has long been a priority for us. A current target is connecting our … Continue reading Startups work across borders. What’s that doing to teams?

On November 20 at Talent Garden Rainmaking we look forward to hosting InnoTech Nordic. The half-day event is facilitated by Emerging Europe, an alliance that works to strengthen the innovation landscape across Central and Eastern Europe.

Creating a cross-border ecosystem for entrepreneurs has long been a priority for us. A current target is connecting our Nordic presence to the Baltics. This December we are launching our first campus in Vilnius. The location in Lithuania’s capital is an important step. But in fact the bridging has happened for a while: Several of our startups and corporate partners already use developers in the region. It offers no shortage of high-quality tech skills. But what is remote teams doing to entrepreneurship and innovation work at large? A recent survey points to remote work as a persistent wave. Among 2500 international respondents, 40% of them had remote team members. 99% wanted to do their work remotely in the future. 

For startups, it might be easy to embrace that every colleague is not present in the office, as long as the job gets done. It also comes with a unique set of challenges.

November 20th we are going to dive into:

  • How do you set a shared direction for your team at home and the ones in other locations? We are going to touch upon the importance of smart task management tools and the value of prioritizing face-to-face time for everyone a few times a year (which is easier, when your trusted frontender is in a neighboring region, rather than based in Bali or Vietnam).
  • What are the cultural mindsets you need to navigate across nationalities? There is one preferred version of hierarchy in Copenhagen, while entrepreneurs in Vilnius may work within another.
  • How does it affect local pools of tech talent, as they cater to a global employer base? In the best of worlds: A broader variety of interesting projects. But it also opens up a discussion about how fundamental job stability is covered and benefits such as pension and parental leave.

 

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