Embracing Remote

Embracing Remote

Slides from Open Source North presentation in June 2017.

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Sarah E. Olson

June 08, 2017
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  1. EMBRACING REMOTE Building an Inclusive Team That’s Not all Under

    the Same Roof
  2. SARAH E. OLSON @saraheolson iOS Developer for Trello at Atlassian

    Director, Women Who Code Twin Cities
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  4. WHY DO I LIKE TO WORK REMOTE? ➤ Flexibility ➤

    Freedom ➤ Productivity ➤ Less distractions ➤ Time
  5. WHY DOES TRELLO HIRE REMOTE WORKERS?

  6. TREAT PEOPLE AS WELL AS POSSIBLE

  7. FLEXIBILITY

  8. PRODUCTIVITY

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  11. GLOBAL PRODUCT, GLOBAL EMPLOYEES

  12. TALENT

  13. DOGFOODING

  14. HOW WE MAKE REMOTE WORK SUCCESSFUL

  15. 1. CULTURE

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  19. 2. POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

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  21. 3. TOOLS

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  23. 4. COMMUNICATION

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  25. 5. PRODUCTIVITY

  26. “ Fires only burn when they have room to breathe.

    -Greg Ciotti, HelpScout
  27. 6. FORGING CONNECTIONS

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  30. 7. EMPATHY

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  32. 8. TRUST

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  34. WHEN REMOTE IS NOT WORKING

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  36. SHOULD I WORK REMOTE? ➤ Ask yourself: where am I

    most productive? ➤ Try working remotely first ➤ Respectful communication is critical ➤ Ability to make independent decisions ➤ Ability to prioritize ➤ Work independently ➤ Local support system
  37. IT ISN’T FOR EVERYONE ➤ Need a lot of mentorship

    and guidance (junior level) ➤ Need constant collaboration ➤ Imposter syndrome ➤ Socialization ➤ Time zones
  38. HOW DO I START?

  39. LOOKING FOR REMOTE CANDIDATES ➤ Done remote work before ➤

    Mature decision-maker ➤ Independent worker ➤ Extraordinary communicator ➤ Creative writing experience ➤ Speakers
  40. LOOKING FOR REMOTE WORK ➤ Automattic (WordPress) ➤ Basecamp ➤

    Citrix ➤ GitHub ➤ GitLab ➤ HelpScout ➤ InVision ➤ Modern Tribe ➤ MoveOn ➤ Mozilla ➤ MySQL ➤ Plex ➤ Sticker Mule ➤ Treehouse ➤ Trello ➤ Twilio ➤ Wirecutter ➤ Upworthy ➤ You Need a Budget (YNAB) ➤ Zapier
  41. SET YOURSELF UP FOR SUCCESS ➤ Find a daily routine

    ➤ Define your work hours ➤ Create a daily and weekly To-Do list ➤ Unplug during off hours ➤ Communicate when you’ll be online/offline ➤ Remember to take breaks ➤ Eat well and exercise ➤ Make sure your work is visible
  42. RESOURCES ➤ "Remote: Office Not Required" ➤ “The Ultimate Guide

    to Remote Work” ➤ “Culture is the Behavior You Reward and Punish” ➤ “How to Find (and Land) Your Next Remote Job” ➤ “10 Companies Winning at Remote Work Culture” ➤ “Another 10 Companies Winning at Remote Work”
  43. QUESTIONS?