Written by Jasmin

How to make a county remote

Results of the Brandenburg Remote conference

Counties, municipalities and municipalities have a great ecological and economic interest in preventing their residents from commuting to other regions on a daily basis.

Who commutes for work emits a lot of CO2 unnecessarily and also consumes in another region.

The Brandenburg Remote Conference, which took place digitally on Thursday, March 25th, dealt with the topic of how remote work can be better designed in rural regions and what prerequisites can be created. Among others, our founder Karsten Kossatz also led a workshop on “How third places can be created for hybrid work”.

What are third places?

Third places are all those places that are NOT your own home office or the office of your own company and that still enable productive work. Coworking spaces and offices of other companies as well as other places that were not originally developed for working, but can be used for this, can be used as third places.

Coworking spaces Many people now know, but work in the workshop, in train stations, in the lido or in the beer garden?

In times of remote work, third parties play an increasingly important role and are used more and more frequently. It is all the more important that they meet certain standards so that they are well suited for work.

What are the basic requirements for third-party locations to be ideal for remote work?

Third places must have certain basic requirements in order to be optimally suited to work. These are:

  1. A table and chair that is easy to work on
  2. Internet access
  3. Power access
  4. Accessibility / telephone network
  5. Access to toilets

Of course there are also places where these prerequisites are not met and where work is still carried out well. However, this is about defining a certain standard for third-party locations, so that when booking via the Deshsharing platform, e.g. independesk, no (negative) surprises experienced.

In addition to the basic requirements, third places often have the advantage of having individual characteristics. At independesk, these are summarized under “Equipment” and make the working day varied and create solutions for special needs, such as child care, shower or sun protection.

Third places for remote work in rural areas

Third places make everyday work more valuable and enable you to work from (almost) anywhere. We can only achieve comprehensive availability of remote work opportunities by integrating third-party locations. Counties can and should support third parties and support operators in the creation of the above standards, so that more and more places for remote work are gradually being created in the neighborhood that the residents can use.

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