Welcome to Grow Remote on ChangeX! We're building a national movement to connect remote workers in Ireland. We believe we’re in the middle of a seismic change in ways of working that opens up a whole new opportunity for a better quality of life, for remote workers and for rural Ireland. We'll help you do this in your local community by starting a Grow Remote Chapter.
Tracy Keogh, Founder of Grow Remote
There are over 200,000 remote workers in Ireland and most of these people don't know each other. The aim of Grow Remote is to build a community and ecosystem around that number and then grow it so that we can increase the number of employment opportunities available in local communities across the country. Grow Remote Local Chapters can connect remote jobs, rem...
There are over 200,000 remote workers in Ireland and most of these people don't know each other. The aim of Grow Remote is to build a community and ecosystem around that number and then grow it so that we can increase the number of employment opportunities available in local communities across the country. Grow Remote Local Chapters can connect remote jobs, remote workers and local communities.
The Grow Remote community consists of co-working managers, freelancers, nomads, remote workers and remote working companies who believe that all 3 i.e. jobs, workers and communities need to move together to enable our communities to thrive.
The aim of Grow Remote is to uncover and build a full community around remote working. To do that we need the infrastructure (spaces, broadband, online connection platforms), the people (community leaders & advocates) and the resources (education, tools to make this local or funding).
For companies, attracting and retaining talent is their primary challenge. Often they struggle to recruit and retain people with the skills and knowledge they need while for remote workers, lack of a real world community is their biggest challenge. Many workers are isolated at home and many more would join the remote working world if they knew of the employment opportunities available.
In parallel, rural communities are suffering often due to an over reliance on few sectors for employment. Building a thriving remote working community in any town or village presents a great opportunity for both economic development and the social landscape of the town.
Grow Remote, through national events and a burgeoning network of local Chapters, is building the network for all things remote working in Ireland.
Ideally, running your Grow Remote Chapter will fit alongside the rest of your work and you'll have a team to share the burden with. Dedicating approximately 4 hours a week should be sufficient time to get your Chapter up and running.
If you're interested in leveraging the opportunity that remote working presents for your local community and would like to connect job opportunities, remote workers and local communities then starting a Grow Remote Chapter is for you. Find out here all you need to get started and connect with other groups around the country.