your opinion and other people were going absolutely not to this self-awareness and bringing this out in this open was absolutely amazing it was a key driving force for our success.
so I think we all agree that remote working is great and now having this flexibility in the workplace is absolutely amazing but it can actually also lead to loneliness in my case over the last five years I’ve actually felt lonely quite a few times sitting in my little study in front of my computer all by myself and when I’ve been in the office with other people and actually have to travel I felt very lonely on the road I had to take lots of conference calls in hotel, rooms in trains, in planes in public bathrooms even you know in horrible situations I had to take calls in the middle of the morning now very late at night at three four five six o’clock in the morning.
I mean really horrible situations both physically and mentally challenging situations so you have to find a way to make yourself be in comfortable situation co-working areas such as this one here are great to solve this problem you. I mean you can feel that you’re part of a company you can feel that work is being done sitting around with other people you can network with others you can get inspired by others. You know you can inspire others you can just get out of your chair grab a coffee and have a conversation with someone from a completely different company you just feel that work is being done so remote working and what co-working areas are absolutely great I think there’s there’s no doubt about it but the reality is that you still need physical presence to create a truly incredible team you can have amazing relationships just via video conference via email you can establish some sort of relationship between your team but you need the physical presence to create empathy to really add empathy to your team so remote working is the future but you need physical presence at least a couple of times a year to truly create an amazing team so I want to leave here today with one last thought to share with everyone I want you to start thinking about what you need to do to be able to wake up in the future hopefully not a very distant future and to be able to get up every morning with your loved ones and with your family and be able to take your first call in a place such as this sometimes being away from your co-workers isn’t such a bad thing.