Making
Remote
Work
@dotmariusz — MRGN Berlin, 26 June 2014
@dotmariusz
Really bad at timing talks.
Really, really bad.
#incoherentBlabber
Designer.
Developer.
Co-founder.
www.lifetramp.com
@lifetrampapp
about.me/lookingforflat_berlin
Why remote?
Product team: Berlin, Wroclaw and Krakow.
Business development: mostly airports.
Ambassadors: all around the world.
Flexibility.
Rhythm.
9-to-5 is a relict of an industrial era.
(so is DST btw, hate that thing)
FUN FACT: We’re not working in factories.
Results-only.
FUN FACT: In creative work, effects of your labour don’t scale
linearly with amount of hours you put in.
Hiring awesome people.
#NotAScrewdriver
FUN FACT: If you’re looking for that magical combo of skills and
culture fit, chances are remote work will help finding thes...
How we do it?
Remote is a culture thing.
Everything out in the open.
No, really.
Remove obstacles.
Remove single points of failure.
Create solutions to common problems.
BREAKING NEWS: You’re hiring adults. Trust them.
No one-size-fits-all solutions.
Async communication.
Tasks.
If it’s not on a list, it doesn’t exist.
Trello.
Chat.
Thou shalt overlap.
IRC.
IRC.
Hipchat.
IRC.
Hipchat.
Flowdock.
IRC.
Hipchat.
Flowdock.
Slack.
IRC.
Hipchat.
Flowdock.
Slack.
Sqwiggle.
IRC.
Hipchat.
Flowdock.
Slack.
Sqwiggle.
Flowdock (again!)
No one-size-fits-all solutions.
Evolve.
Evolve your tools.
Evolve your culture.
Sync catchups.
PRO TIP: Video is more important than you think.
(reminds you you’re working with human beings)
Google Hangouts.
appear.in
Hang out together.
Retreats.
Opt-in office.
Opt-in meetings.
Opt-in culture.
BREAKING NEWS: You’re hiring adults. Trust them.
Not all fun and games.
Detached.
Drama.
Long hours.
Give it a try.
But make sure it’s a proper try.
Thanks.
@dotmariusz
@lifetrampapp
!
www.lifetramp.com
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  1. 1. Making Remote Work @dotmariusz — MRGN Berlin, 26 June 2014
  2. 2. @dotmariusz
  3. 3. Really bad at timing talks.
  4. 4. Really, really bad.
  5. 5. #incoherentBlabber
  6. 6. Designer. Developer. Co-founder.
  7. 7. www.lifetramp.com @lifetrampapp
  8. 8. about.me/lookingforflat_berlin
  9. 9. Why remote?
  10. 10. Product team: Berlin, Wroclaw and Krakow. Business development: mostly airports. Ambassadors: all around the world.
  11. 11. Flexibility.
  12. 12. Rhythm.
  13. 13. 9-to-5 is a relict of an industrial era.
  14. 14. (so is DST btw, hate that thing)
  15. 15. FUN FACT: We’re not working in factories.
  16. 16. Results-only.
  17. 17. FUN FACT: In creative work, effects of your labour don’t scale linearly with amount of hours you put in.
  18. 18. Hiring awesome people.
  19. 19. #NotAScrewdriver
  20. 20. FUN FACT: If you’re looking for that magical combo of skills and culture fit, chances are remote work will help finding these people.
  21. 21. How we do it?
  22. 22. Remote is a culture thing.
  23. 23. Everything out in the open.
  24. 24. No, really.
  25. 25. Remove obstacles.
  26. 26. Remove single points of failure.
  27. 27. Create solutions to common problems.
  28. 28. BREAKING NEWS: You’re hiring adults. Trust them.
  29. 29. No one-size-fits-all solutions.
  30. 30. Async communication.
  31. 31. Tasks.
  32. 32. If it’s not on a list, it doesn’t exist.
  33. 33. Trello.
  34. 34. Chat.
  35. 35. Thou shalt overlap.
  36. 36. IRC.
  37. 37. IRC. Hipchat.
  38. 38. IRC. Hipchat. Flowdock.
  39. 39. IRC. Hipchat. Flowdock. Slack.
  40. 40. IRC. Hipchat. Flowdock. Slack. Sqwiggle.
  41. 41. IRC. Hipchat. Flowdock. Slack. Sqwiggle. Flowdock (again!)
  42. 42. No one-size-fits-all solutions.
  43. 43. Evolve.
  44. 44. Evolve your tools.
  45. 45. Evolve your culture.
  46. 46. Sync catchups.
  47. 47. PRO TIP: Video is more important than you think.
  48. 48. (reminds you you’re working with human beings)
  49. 49. Google Hangouts.
  50. 50. appear.in
  51. 51. Hang out together.
  52. 52. Retreats.
  53. 53. Opt-in office.
  54. 54. Opt-in meetings.
  55. 55. Opt-in culture.
  56. 56. BREAKING NEWS: You’re hiring adults. Trust them.
  57. 57. Not all fun and games.
  58. 58. Detached.
  59. 59. Drama.
  60. 60. Long hours.
  61. 61. Give it a try.
  62. 62. But make sure it’s a proper try.
  63. 63. Thanks. @dotmariusz @lifetrampapp ! www.lifetramp.com
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