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Embracing Remote

Embracing Remote

Slides from Open Source North presentation in June 2017.

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

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  2. SARAH E.
    OLSON
    @saraheolson
    iOS Developer for Trello at Atlassian
    Director, Women Who Code Twin Cities

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  3. WHY DO I LIKE TO WORK REMOTE?
    ➤ Flexibility
    ➤ Freedom
    ➤ Productivity
    ➤ Less distractions
    ➤ Time

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  4. WHY DOES TRELLO HIRE
    REMOTE WORKERS?

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  5. TREAT PEOPLE AS WELL
    AS POSSIBLE

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  6. PRODUCTIVITY

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  7. GLOBAL PRODUCT, GLOBAL EMPLOYEES

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  8. HOW WE MAKE REMOTE
    WORK SUCCESSFUL

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  9. 2. POLICIES AND
    PROCEDURES

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  10. 4. COMMUNICATION

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  11. 5. PRODUCTIVITY

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  12. Fires only burn when they have room
    to breathe.
    -Greg Ciotti, HelpScout

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  13. 6. FORGING
    CONNECTIONS

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  14. WHEN REMOTE IS NOT
    WORKING

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  15. 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

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  16. IT ISN’T FOR EVERYONE
    ➤ Need a lot of mentorship and guidance (junior level)
    ➤ Need constant collaboration
    ➤ Imposter syndrome
    ➤ Socialization
    ➤ Time zones

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  17. HOW DO I START?

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  18. LOOKING FOR REMOTE CANDIDATES
    ➤ Done remote work before
    ➤ Mature decision-maker
    ➤ Independent worker
    ➤ Extraordinary communicator
    ➤ Creative writing experience
    ➤ Speakers

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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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”

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