Face to Face vs. Remote

Face to Face vs. Remote

Read the transcript from Dylan Green with Kristin Barbato, Founder and CEO of Build Edison and Co-Founder of Dynamo Energy Hub on face to face vs. remote.

Catherine: How do you balance the remote working element that people find important and then people wanting that face to face time?

Kristin: I don’t think there’s any recipe for the balance that we’ve been able to strike either for build Epson or Dynamo Energy Hub or for the clients that we work with and others that are our members. But I think what we’ve found is that there’s a few things, this is going to sound so cliche, but communication really is key. Developing those relationships of trust so that you actually know that you can rely upon somebody and doing what you need to do from a remote distance. But the capability of having the, the reliability of a place that she can go to right is very important. And I think that what we’ve been able to see from the innovation that’s happening from technology or even policy and finance is happening in the workplace. So the relationship, there’s an innovation of how we work together. And I think going forward there’s going to naturally be a blend of the workforce that is doing remote, flexible as well as the necessary face to face.

Catherine: No, I totally agree. I think that it’s nice just to have the option. As someone who used to do setting up my own business a couple of times. It’s just nice when you wake up in the morning and your days are different. Not every day’s a scripted. Sure.

Kristin: I mean, when I first started Build Edison, I was working out of my living room. Yeah. And I was staring at my dog all day and it was kinda get a little stir crazy, but then you start to develop and I started to build the team and have more clients are getting more engagement and that variety of the day we have like for me is, is very beneficial for my, my personality type. And there’s other personality types that really like to sit down and do their work very quietly. So having that option, I mean there are days when I need to have some of that quiet time as well. So, but it’s, it’s being flexible about the options technology, workspace and the mindset to have that type of openness that it’s a blend.

Catherine: I think it’s about also hiring grownups that can make those decisions about what their day should look like. 

Kristin: But not all the same types of grownups. That’s diversity. I like the fact that at build Edison, we have people who are at all stages of their career. Great. Cause it’s fantastic dogs with cats. And they all get they get along together.