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Making remote inclusive - Turing Fest 2018

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For Turing Fest 2018, I'll be speaking on the Culture stage, specifically about how to make remote working more inclusive. Many of our management approaches haven't really changed since the industrial revolution, and it's time we took a hard look at how we can make some changes!

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Making remote inclusive - Turing Fest 2018

  1. 1. Making Remote Inclusive James Mayes Turing Fest, 2018
  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. 3. Timing is everything
  14. 14. 4. The offsite
  15. 15. Key components ➢ Take advantage of the team time together ➢ Have clear goals & carefully constructed agenda ➢ Get a decent amount of team input prior!
  16. 16. 5. The office closure
  17. 17. 6. Monitoring
  18. 18. Monitoring your team ➢ Be clear/consistent about measurements ➢ Encourage staff to take full advantage ➢ Beware over-reach ➢ Monitor annual leave – in reverse!
  19. 19. 7. Team Day
  20. 20. 8. Bonus thought
  21. 21. “ “Don’t hire for culture fit – hire for culture add” Eli Montgomery
  22. 22. Wrapping up
  23. 23. Let’s close out on some key points Be mindful & intentional Build empathy Find your blindspots 33 Focus on clarity
  24. 24. 34 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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