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Making Remote Inclusive

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Management approaches to teams haven't changed all that much since the industrial revolution. It's time we addressed that, and made remote work more inclusive!

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Making Remote Inclusive

  1. 1. Making Remote Inclusive James Mayes Tech in Asia, 2019
  2. 2. @james_mayes 2
  3. 3. Why are we talking about remote?
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. ““One of the secret benefits of using remote workers is that the work itself becomes the yardstick to judge someone's performance.” Jason Fried Office Not Required
  6. 6. Let’s look at success
  7. 7. Who’s winning?
  8. 8. My team 11
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. Tactics
  11. 11. 1. The conference call
  12. 12. 2. Messaging etiquette
  13. 13. Key components ➢ Provide guidance on tools & context ➢ Provide decision context to those not present ➢ Consider a “User Manual of Me”
  14. 14. 3. Timing is everything
  15. 15. 4. The offsite
  16. 16. Key components ➢ Take advantage of the team time together ➢ Have clear goals & carefully constructed agenda ➢ Get a decent amount of team input prior!
  17. 17. 5. The office closure
  18. 18. 6. Monitoring
  19. 19. Monitoring your team ➢ Be clear/consistent about measurements ➢ Encourage staff to take full advantage ➢ Beware over-reach ➢ Monitor annual leave – in reverse!
  20. 20. 7. Team Day
  21. 21. 8. Bonus thought
  22. 22. “ “Don’t hire for culture fit – hire for culture add” Eli Montgomery
  23. 23. Wrapping up
  24. 24. Let’s close out on some key points Be mindful & intentional Build empathy Find your blindspots 34 Focus on clarity
  25. 25. 35 THANKS! You can find me at @james_mayes or james@mindtheproduct.com Credit to SlidesCarnival for slide design, used under CCA License

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