Work Your Way with Marie-Claire Frederick, Co-Founder at Lemon Quarters By Laura Beales

Work Your Way is our new blog series in which individuals give their honest answers about how they like to work when working remotely. From how to create a work culture when working remotely to how they best like to work remotely, they share their insights and top tips.

Marie-Claire Frederick, Co-Founder at Lemon Quarters, shares with us her thoughts on remote working and contributes that the shift in work space is "allowing our staff to be more efficient with their time". Lemon Quarters designs creative ways of connecting businesses with their audiences by producing tailored content and bespoke intimate events.

What is the biggest advantage to the company of working remotely?

Allowing our staff to be more efficient with their time. Allowing for more diverse and creative ways of working with less distraction in the office and the ability to provide a safe working environment from the comfort of one’s home.

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Remote-Friendly or Remote-First?

It's tricky as you can’t have both, perhaps friendly as not everyone can or would like to continually work from home or work remote but from time to time, they may have a requirement too.

How do you keep remote work visible?

At Lemon Quarters we have weekly meetings and use every other form of tech communication apps including WhatsApp, Zoom, hangouts etc to have regular catch ups when needed – at the moment its every other day as we have a few projects spinning.

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How do you maintain and create a company culture when working remotely?

We’re a small team so its super important to ensure that everyone is welcomed and feels included. We have regular discussions on creating ways of working smarter and welcome conversations to move away from just work projects and objectives. Recently we’ve started sending physical birthday cards out to team members and their families (we’re a small team so manageable at present) We do not clock watch and make that super clear in all of our interactions with our team.

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Where is your favourite place to work from when working remotely?

Before lockdown or tier restrictions it was my local coffee shop – I also worked in a few hotels including the Ace Hotel in Shoreditch (It’s a super shame that it will now not reopen) plus The Hoxton Hotels – all the central locations.

A big thank you to Marie-Claire for her honest answers and top tips. Make sure you check out Lemon Quarters.

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