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Slides from a short talk I gave at MRGN Berlin on 26th June 2014 about remote work.

Slides from a short talk I gave at MRGN Berlin on 26th June 2014 about remote work.

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