The culture of work and the very nature of how we do business have evolved massively in the last few years. This session will dive into how remote working has changed our office culture, our team communication and the management approaches required. James hasn’t been office-based since 1999, so he’s plenty of experience to draw on – and will bring a selection of advice and examples from other firms too. A strategic conversation with tactical advice.
Making Remote Inclusive
Turing Fest, 2018
Why are we talking
So what IS remote working?
➢ It’s a scale, not an all-or-nothing
➢ Distributed teams, remote working, telecommuting?
➢ It’s still a nascent model of working
➢ Great case studies to learn from – but still early days
“One of the secret benefits of
using remote workers is that
the work itself becomes the
yardstick to judge someone's
Office Not Required
Let’s look at success
A few shared attributes
➢ Willing and able to invest in the kit people need
➢ Remote first – or at least is considered equal
➢ Meaningful investment in culture
The conference call
Timing is everything
➢ Take advantage of the team time together
➢ Have clear goals & carefully constructed agenda
➢ Get a decent amount of team input prior!
The office closure
Monitoring your team
➢ Be clear/consistent about measurements
➢ Encourage staff to take full advantage
➢ Beware over-reach
➢ Monitor annual leave – in reverse!
“Don’t hire for culture fit –
hire for culture add”
Let’s close out on some key points
Be mindful &
You can find me at @james_mayes
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