When does it make sense to have an office, even if you support remote work? How can a leader be up to speed on what’s happening when your company’s divisions are in different countries? These are just two of the questions we tackle with the CEO of Shufti Pro.
It’s hard to be innovative. New ideas are scary, especially when it comes to finding and committing the resources necessary to turn dream into reality. Our guest today tells us how tapping into the global remote talent pool was the path to build his dream team and ultimately create products that big businesses said were impossible.
Today we present the very real story of someone who tapped into remote work to build scalability into a business in the healthcare industry – one that’s not usually associated with remote. There are many challenges inherent to managing an hybrid remote team – one where part of the company operates from an office, and part from their homes or co-working spaces – and with a near 50/50 split, MeCasa sets a sterling example of how to do it.
If you’re working hard to create a no-distraction, high focus and productivity environment for your remote employees, what does that mean for the need to socialize, to turn your team into a real family? DistantJob founder Sharon Koifman and podcast host Luis discuss their management journey in this special episode .
How can remote teams be Agile? Are there any tips, tools, strategies that can help communicate the Agile principles and implement them in distributed teams? There are. Many. And that’s a good thing, because no single one applies to all teams. Authors Mark Kilby and Johanna Rothman explain how their latest book is meant to pave the way for a new age of distributed work.
As the real and the virtual world start blending more than ever, we brush more and more with a kind of “uncanny valley” effect in communications. We have high fidelity video, but it feels odd not being able to move around in a room, not being able to have individual conversations in a call. Peter Lee is the man trying to solve that problem, and he’s taping into many insights from his career as a facilitation coach in order to do so.
While a lot of the problems with not having an office are myth, there are some challenges. How do you prevent your employees from becoming isolated? And can they really feel secure in their jobs when working from home? We talk to Rose Barrett from Grow Remote about this, and much more.
Is it possible to have your team members work visibly and still respect their own individual processes? Pilar Orti says “yes” – but only if you are willing to have some hard conversations – and ask the right questions! Join us for a diverse conversation with the co-author of Thinking Remote, the latest book that should be part of every remote leader’s library.
What if you could upgrade your speaking and writing in the same way as you upgrade your favorite apps and hardware? What if you had a set of language tools – frameworks and questions – that you could wield as productively as your coding, marketing or management suites? Judy Rees gives us this, in the form of Clean Language.
How can you follow Agile principles with a distributed / remote team? Several high-profile coaches and speakers in the Agile world say it isn’t possible. But in this episode, Molood Noori points out that the whole ethos of Agile is about embracing change, and being unwilling to adapt to the future of work is, in that sense, the least Agile thing you can do.