Remote Right: How to Thrive in a Post-Office World • Brendan O'Leary • GOTO 2021

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This presentation was recorded at GOTOpia Chicago 2021. #GOTOcon #GOTOpia

Brendan O'Leary - Senior Developer Evangelist, GitLab

For all of those grappling with the new reality of remote working, the challenges and opportunities are plentiful. Even for those of us who were working remotely before the current crisis, we have had to adjust our lives in ways we never anticipated. How do you make your life and work a post-office world?
In this talk, we'll discuss the tried and true strategies we've discovered at GitLab while building the largest all-remote company in the world. It is important to separate work from life, find a structure that works for you and your loved ones, and allow yourself to try new things quickly. Also, social distance doesn't have to mean losing the social aspect of life. By being intentional about the way you address being remote - either temporarily or for your career - you can avoid burnout and loneliness while finding new ways to leverage your time and be more effective [...]

00:00 Intro
03:08 The all-remote team
05:57 Pre-pandemic
06:29 The COVID-19 effect
06:54 This is not true "remote work"
09:16 Remote team structures
11:30 Remote is always in transition
13:47 Establish a handbook
15:19 Don't do work in your chat tool
17:28 Build trust & community
19:19 Stay connected & build rapport
19:37 Meet in person too
19:58 Establish a remote leadership team
20:14 Roll with the changes
20:29 Define your values
21:13 Outro

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David Burkus • Leading from Anywhere •
Maria Sam • Remote Work Secrets •
Phil Simon • Reimagining Collaboration •
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