The Remote Agency Toolbox

The Remote Agency Toolbox

More and more businesses are adopting the distributed company model – they hire the best talent, no matter where in the world they are. Following the example of WordPress, built by thousands of volunteers, more WordPress businesses go remote today than ever. Location independence provides many opportunities, but can also be challenging and frustrating unless executed right.

This talk provides a quick list of useful tips, tricks and tools to help you make the most of remote working. It shares the experience and know-how of Human Made, a distributed WordPress agency and WordPress VIP partner that has more than 30 employees scattered across the globe and does enterprise work for clients in 4 continents.

This talk was presented in July 2016 and September 2016 at WordCamp Bilbao and WordCamp Frankfurt.

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Petya Raykovska

September 03, 2016
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  1. @PETYEAH | #WCFRA THE REMOTE AGENCY TOOLBOX

  2. 1994

  3. 1994

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  5. 2016

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  10. once a year

  11. every day

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  16. 26.7% OF THE WEB

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  20. How do you make it work?

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  23. no more email

  24. real time communication

  25. we live in Slack

  26. we live in Slack • 109 channels • Client communication

    channels • Product development channels • Travel channels • Personal interest/groups channels
  27. Slack + screenhero

  28. Real time collaboration

  29. Real time collaboration

  30. Asynchronous communication

  31. blog from the fronted

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  33. New business development

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  35. meetings

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  38. Design & Development

  39. Project management

  40. Project management

  41. time management

  42. communication is oxygen? then too much can kill you too

  43. Working hours - 24/7?

  44. Learn & Optimise

  45. people management

  46. Accounting & payroll

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  48. resource management

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  50. resource management Harvest forecast

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  52. culture is everything

  53. bi-weekly company hangouts

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  55. getting to know each other

  56. facts against humanity - the human database

  57. virtual coffee breaks

  58. face to face communication

  59. team retreat

  60. travel together

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  62. meet & co-work around word camps

  63. remote!=alone

  64. shared values

  65. the tools you use only go so far there’s something

    more important
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  67. Always assume no harm is meant

  68. it’s not personal

  69. cresource management don’t take yourself too seriously

  70. cresource management don’t take yourself too seriously, petya!

  71. don’t be an asshole

  72. kindness is a universal language

  73. 2016

  74. Welcome to the future

  75. Thank you #WCFRA