Working Remotely and Managing Remote Teams

Session Category :  Talk 
March 21, 2019
17:00  -  17:45



How do you know if remote work is for you? What are the common pitfalls of remote work and its mitigations? I’ll share the techniques for managing remote teams along the way.

C4 Media is the second all remote company I’ve worked at, and the first one where I felt that remote woking really works well. A lot of how this can be made to work isn’t particularly obvious, and I find it fascinating. In this talk I want to share what I’ve learnt from seeing remote working done well, and done not so well, so you can spot common pitfalls and learn how to avoid them.

What you’ll learn
How to decide if remote working is for you
Common pitfalls of remote working and mitigations you can take to avoid them.
Techniques for managing remote teams, plus some general advice I’ve learnt along the way.
How C4 Media (the company behind InfoQ and QCon) create a shared sense of purpose with an all remote workforce.

I hope the talk will also contain some helpful advice for anyone in a management/leadership role even if you aren’t dealing with an entirely remote team. I think that remote working amplifies some challenges but that exist in non-remote environments to.