It was agreed that the PA team around the world had felt the repercussions of working from home through Covid lockdowns. During a session focused on tackling global business challenges and categorizing solutions, Nielsen Varoy, Senior Sales Manager for APAC, Lindsay and Paul all shared their enthusiasm for further building on recently returned to office buzz and the recently regained ease of interpersonal learning. Developing strong friendships between team members to create an in office environment where osmosis learning happens as default to foster growth.
Looking for the invisible glue that holds startups together during times of high growth, as an internationally spread commercial team, we plan to concentrate on IRL interaction at each of our international hubs.
When looking at the business development teams in the UK and US offices, Lindsay, Head of BD and GM of North America, also shared the importance of being in an office to facilitate “fast learning, personal growth - and, in general, fun for everyone involved.”
While different departments need different support systems to encourage growth and fun; this was a timely reminder for the team that cross department connection, especially during Series A and beyond, is fundamental to success.
This was brought home in a values focused session led by Vivien, which reminded everyone of one of our guiding principles, that nothing is worth doing if you’re not having fun.