If you’ve heard of GrowthSpace, you probably know we’re on a mission to bring personalized, scalable employee development to new heights.
We’re focused on bringing better L&D programs across North America and the world, we’ve embraced growth as one of our culture’s core values. Due to both the situation we find ourselves in with the pandemic, and because we think it’s an amazing way to work, we’re also a hybrid organization.
With our team spread over several continents, our main offices remain open for employees who want to work there – when it’s safe, of course, but we spend a lot of time coordinating projects on Zoom and Slack. And we continue to thrive, even without the day-to-day in-office interactions most organizations were used to before the pandemic.
Is your organization in a similar situation? Have you wondered how a company working to help organizations and employees grow can work in a remote/hybrid model?
Here’s a peak at GrowthSpace’s remote work playbook.
1. We Provide Mentoring To Every Employee
Since day one, we’ve been deeply passionate about helping companies find scalable, proven ways to enable great employee development to all of their employees. It’s what we do. We believe that there’s greatness in everyone. And that’s why our platform is designed to help HR departments roll out growth programs and provide highly personalized development initiatives.
Naturally, we also invest in developing our own employees. We operate an internal mentorship program called GrowIn to make sure that we don’t just bring growth to our customers—we grow right along with you. Every new GrowthSpacer is matched with a team member who can complement their strengths and help them overcome whatever professional obstacles they feel might be standing between them and realizing their professional potential.
2. We Open Meetings With “How Can I Help You Grow Today?”
We’re a small, diverse team, and a big part of making sure we grow internally as well as becoming the household name for L&D platforms is by helping out on projects in marketing, sales, customer success, and support, no matter our actual role.
A key part of our culture is finding ways in which we can help each other better perform our roles. We recognize that no single department — or employee — operates in a vacuum. That’s why we encourage all of our team members to understand that we’re all batting for the same team. We’ve found a few great ways to help foster this internally – one of them is encouraging all of our employees to start conversations by asking, mindfully, how they can help their colleagues grow today and in the future.
GrowthSpacers often tell us that it’s their preferred way to kick off a conversation with colleagues.
3. We’re Remote-Friendly And Bond Wherever We Can
GrowthSpace is a remote-friendly company – if you happen to be a remote-friendly professional, check out our latest vacancies. A challenge inherent in scaling a business during the pandemic has been finding ways to make sure that our growth culture spreads between continents and stays cohesive. Like many businesses, our team members meet virtually regularly to discuss projects. At the same time, we have team members who prefer asynchronous communication methods and empower them to communicate however works best for them. At GrowthSpace, communication is crucial, no matter how or where it’s accomplished.
During our biweekly sales-marketing sync meeting, for instance, we have a 10-minute group reflection during which team members share interesting details about their personal lives and how they’ve grown as a human since we last met.
4. We Keep Our Eyes Open For Growth-Lovers
Most GrowthSpacers have a shared commitment to growth. Typically, this manifests in both our personal and professional lives. Some of us have completed taxing AWS cloud certifications, while others are pushing boundaries in what they do in their careers. We play off one another’s energy all the time. We’re working on a brand new look for this website. But if you want to keep on top of opportunities at GrowthSpace, keep an eye on this blog and our LinkedIn page. Whatever role you’re applying for, sharing our love of growth would certainly be advantageous.
At GrowthSpace, we grow as a team as we grow with our customers.