In this episode, Steve interviews one of his clients, London Estate Agent Georges Verdis, who has reduced his workweek of 50-plus hours to approximately 10 hours, leaving him more time to spend with his friends and family.
As a true example of how to Systemize Your Success, Georges operates his remote team to facilitate his newfound freedom and is here to talk to Steve about creating bonding and celebratory experiences for your team that can make all the difference to their working dynamic.
💡 Once a month, Georges had the whole office team get together and celebrate outside of the office, but this could not include the remote team. And so he had to rectify this.
💡Georges's office and the remote team cook simultaneously through a video call as one of their team building.
💡 Team building outside working hours allows teams to share their more frivolous side and become more familiar with each other's personalities, an aspect of working so often lost with remote operations.
💡The zoom calls socials in Georges’ team expanded to game nights such as charades, pub quizzes, and cashflow, further revealing people's personalities and business strategies.
💡 If you have groups in the exact location, you can set up several cameras in the group room to capture the atmosphere and interaction of the event more effectively.
6:54 – 💬 ‘It can be possible to share a moment as a team where we all cook the same dish, get on with it, and do it. When we finished cooking, we literally ate, all of us, at the same time over zoom and commenting about the highs and the lows of the cooking class.’ – Georges
9:23 –💬 ‘Your virtual team, especially if they share the same language, the same culture, the same tradition, have those get together without your knowledge, not that there's anything wrong with it, but I think it's more important to be immersive and all enjoy and see each other's culture.’ – Georges
14:50 – 💬 ‘In the book called Business Made Simple by Donald Miller, he talks about how to become so valuable to your employer that they're forced to give you a pay rise. And again, some people might be scared about that, but I'm not now! If you can prove to me that you are adding value to my company, why wouldn't I pay you more?’ – Steve
15:08 –💬 ‘If you can show your team that you care enough about them to invest in their financial security in the future, it's just showing caring and empathy for your staff and their well-being, they will love you for it.’ – Steve
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ABOUT THE HOST
Steve used to be a slave to his business, but when he moved to Sweden in 2015, he was forced to change how he worked. He switched to running his businesses remotely. After totally nailing this concept, he spent his time helping other small business owners do the same. Steve’s been investing in property since 2002, has a degree in Computing, and worked as a doctor in the NHS before quitting to focus full-time on sharing his systems and outsourcing Methodology with the world. He now lives in Sweden and runs his UK-based businesses remotely with the help of his team of Filipino and UK-based Virtual Assistants.
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