On 30/11 we held a webinar on a new approach towards remote and distributed work. We presented key insights from a 2019 report commissioned from us by EIT Climate Kic and held an open discussion. Participants exchanged experiences of how their respective organisations are coping with the current situation. The documentation from the discussions is still being processed, but for those of you who missed the event, this is a recording of the main presentation:
During the small group discussions we identified pain points shared by many teams and organisations that are attempting to make the transition to semi-remote or even office-less work.
Some of these issues can be resolved by providing basic training to quickly develop new skillsets required for a smooth remote and semi-remote work experience.
Others require come down to making small changes in process or how existing tools are use.
In some cases, improving the situation requires adopting completely new management practices.
What we do know from our own experience as a distributed organisation that heavily relies on remote work, is that no two cases are identical and there is no one size fits all. Even though we have been doing this for a long time, we ourselves are constantly learning and updating our own practices.
What is needed is not maps (they quickly become outdated as the terrain changes). Rather it is a new framework and mindset that can help different teams and organisations successfully navigate current and future challenges.
The conversation is continuing in our online community forum right now. The wisdom contributed by all the participants is being distilled by the Edgeryders team into a set of easy-to-use resources.
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