In recent years, remote working has become increasingly common and widespread around the world. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated this trend, forcing many companies to adopt remote working to maintain business continuity. After the pandemic, Extendi decided to keep working remotely.
By Isidoro Allegretti
Marketing and sales
9 May 2023
Why Extendi is full remote
Although many companies have decided to return to what was considered normality before the pandemic, Extendi has decided to remain a fully remote company. This choice allows employees to work from anywhere, giving them flexibility and the ability to better combine work and private life. Additionally, remote working gives the company access to a larger pool of resources, increasing diversity and expertise within the team.
Employees have the freedom to choose whether to go to the office in Scandicci in the morning. The office offers large workstations with ergonomic chairs, spacious desks and 27-inch monitors to ensure maximum comfort while working. Furthermore, there is also a ping pong table and a foosball table, a kitchen and, of course, a coffee machine to recharge the batteries.
Additionally, working in an environment with an approach like the one offered by Extendi can have numerous benefits for employees. Indeed, they can enjoy the convenience of working from home when necessary, avoiding long commutes and saving time and energy. At the same time, they can commute to the office when they want to experience the office. This balance between remote and in-office work increases employee satisfaction and improves their productivity.
What is Gather.town and why according to Extendi it is the right choice
Gather.town is a virtual spatial platform that represents an innovative solution for managing online meetings, events and conferences. The platform offers a 2D environment that allows users to interact in real time, almost as if they were in the same physical location. The strong point of Gather.town is the fact that it does not require the installation of additional software: it is sufficient to access the platform via a standard browser and configure your virtual office.
Compared to traditional virtual reality (VR) platforms, Gather.town does not require the use of headsets or powerful hardware. Access to the platform is via browser, therefore it is possible to use it from any device equipped with a webcam, microphone and Internet connection. This feature allows people to participate in virtual meetings and events. Furthermore, the platform offers a great variety of features that make it an interactive and effective communication tool.
One of the most interesting features of Gather.town is the ability to increase interaction and engagement among attendees. In fact, in traditional video conferencing tools, it is often difficult to keep people focused and engaged for long periods of time. With Gather.town, however, participants can move around the virtual environment, chat with each other and even participate in team games, which allows you to create a more dynamic and engaging experience.
Gather.town was created in 2019 with the aim of providing a more immersive and interactive online experience than traditional video conferencing tools like Zoom or Skype. Thanks to its ability to simulate a real physical environment, Gather.town allows participants to move freely in the virtual environment, interact with other users and even with objects in the scene. Furthermore, the platform supports live video and audio streaming, making it possible to organize virtual events of various types, such as concerts or conferences.
For companies that operate in remote working mode, Gather.town represents a very useful tool to maintain a high level of interaction between employees and prevent the risk of isolation and disconnection from the company. Thanks to its ability to simulate a real virtual office, Gather.town allows employees to feel an instant connection with their team, thus promoting the creation of a more collaborative and productive work environment.
At the end, remote working offers many benefits for both employees and businesses. However, it is important to address the challenges associated with this type of work to ensure it is effective and satisfying for everyone.
Companies must have adequate policies and procedures in place to support remote employees and ensure good communication and collaboration. Additionally, employees must be able to manage their time and work environment effectively to maintain a work-life balance.
Remote working can be a great option for many employees and can lead to greater productivity and job satisfaction.
Marketing and sales
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