What is Contextflow?
“We’re a bunch of nerds looking to improve radiologists lives with more efficient workflows. Since 2016 that we´re a team of leading AI and medical imaging experts, with 40+ years of experience and 250+ peer-reviewed publications to our name.”
What kind of work do you do?
We´ve developed a 3D image-based search engine for radiologists, to help them diagnose difficult cases, fast.
What was the aim of your Team Retreat?
Well, we wanted to find a spacious place, with a nice curated environment where we all could comfortably do one month of Remote Work in Portugal, strengthen bonds and experience the surf with the entire team (15 humans). We needed space to cowork and colive all together. A space where we could interact in an informal way to also get to know each other a little bit better. Also relax at the end of the day, grab a beer and have a good time while still being able to do our thing.
What were the goals to engage your team with Remote Work in Portugal?
Mainly we needed to plan ahead the next steps, getting to know each other a little better and just have fun. The guys at Drifter Beach Lodge made it smooth and frictionless since day one, on every step of the way.
Did your teamwork increased by any means?
We definitely felt inspired by the location at the Atlantic, with beach access, the surf experience was amazing, the crew at Global Surf School that went with us to the water was amazing… It is a really nice concept, well designed living and workspaces with beautiful illuminations, books, every aspect is harmoniously set in place without being overdone. Perfect to get your inspiring flow running.
Was it hard to organize and bring “the office” abroad?
The hardest part was to gather everyone together for the whole month since we travel a lot for business trips and these can get very spontaneous, but due to the nature of the place and venue, i think pretty much everyone managed to find a space in the calendar to gather around and spend time working together at Drifter Beach Lodge. We needed some extra features due to the nature of our work, they just took care of what we asked for with a hassle-free approach. Thumbs up for that!
How did you guys used your free time?
We’ve experimented and explored places that otherwise we might not have been aware of. Since the World Tour of Surfing in Peniche, to watch a giant wave session at Nazaré, visited local heritage sites, explored Lisbon city day and night, surfing, hiking through villages that seem to be forgoten in time, yoga… It was just on point.
How likely are you to take your team to do Remote Work anytime soon?
We will do it for sure. We really felt the group morale firing up and noticed some interesting dynamics that we’d like to keep within the team.
Would you recommend Drifter Beach Lodge to someone you know?
It is an amazing experience! We loved it and would do it all over again. Yes, we recommend the venue to everyone able to work remotely, seeking to take a break from the office while still remaining productive.
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