Q1. Are you currently working from home in Ballinasloe town or hinterlands ?
Q2. Did you work from home before Covid-19?
Q3. After a year working from home, how has the experience been ? Is there any support you would have liked to have had then, or what do you know now that would have been helpful to a year ago?
Q4. Would you like to: 1) continue working from home in the future or would you 2) prefer to return to work at your corporate office or 3) combination of both?
1) Continue working from home
2) Return to corporate office
Q5. Would you have an interest in working one or more days a week from a co-working hub in Ballinasloe in the future (assumes sanitation and protected safe working areas and social distance)?
From time to time / Drop in a few hours a month
Q6. Are you interested in attending a training course to learn about tools, skills and competencies, policies etc., to enable working from home?
Tools that enable working remotely (e.g. Zoom, Google hangouts, MS Teams, Slack, Mural, Trello, Time Doctor etc.)
Getting ready to work remotely (prepare CV, apply for jobs, interview skills, where to find jobs, etc.)
Managing teams remotely (building effective teams, communication & connection, wellbeing, performance management, remote team culture, L&D, change management etc.)
Establishing remote work policies and procedures and embedding remote as 'business as normal' post Covid-19
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Q7. Do you see remote working as an positive opportunity to develop new innovative businesses and smart ways of working for people living in Ballinasloe ?
Yes, I agree it there is good potential for remote to deliver greater employment opportunities & drive innovation
No, I only see it as an opportunity for a small cohort of individuals
Not sure, I don't have enough information about it
Q8. Would you like any assistance in seeking remote work ?
If you would like assistance finding remote work, please type your email address here:
Q9. What is your biggest concern with working remotely?
Isolation - miss the face to face company of colleagues
Takes longer to get things done
Communication with colleagues is difficult due to working different hours
I work longer hours than when I was in the office
Hard to switch off and separate work from home
Privacy concerns / data protection
Internet connectivity / reliability
Q10. What is your biggest benefit working remotely?
Get more done, I am more productive, less interruptions
More autonomous, feel there is a greater trust built up
I have got to know my colleagues better ironically !
Taking the time back for myself / my family that I used to spend commuting
Feel more balanced and less stressed
Carbon footprint impact is the biggest benefit for me
Savings from no commute, lunches at home etc.
Ballinasloe Grow Remote Group, aims to make remote work visible & accessible & highlight benefits of working remotely to companies and individuals, whilst also providing support & Community to its members. https://www.changex.org/ie/growremote/ballinasloe-co-galway-irelandIf you would like to connect with remote workers in the Grow Remote Community (www.growremote.ie) or if you would like to share your story about remote working please type your email address here and we will contact you: