/Remote Work

Sharing Knowledge In A Remote Team, Across Timezones

- Eric Khun tl;dr: Knowledge sharing lacks in remote teams. Eric outlines strategies used to counter this at Buffer, including Snackchats - recored, short talks about "any topics," i.e. code, architecture, management. Knowledge sharing is built into the career development ladder.

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Microsoft Analyzed Data On Its Newly Remote Workforce

- Natalie Singer-Velush Kevin Sherman Erik Anderson tl;dr: Meeting times dropped - more 30 min meetings and less hour long ones. Managers felt the "brunt" of the remote work, spending more time prioritizing and planning. More varied work times, as everyone has different responsibilities.

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How To Prepare Your Virtual Teams For The Long Haul

- Mark Mortensen Constance Noonan Hadley tl;dr: Due to the pandemic and economic issues, there may be a lack of clarity of a team's role within its org, fading interpersonal connections, low motivation and overwhelming workloads. This article outlines a 3 stage model for managers - triage, stabilization, and long-term care.

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Leading Virtually

- Fred Wilson tl;dr: Tips for leading remote teams during stressful times - more frequent short checkins with entire team, skip level 1-1s, leaning on the leadership team, more time off, celebrating more (birthdays, accomplishments), being yourself.

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How To Spot When An Employee Is Secretly Struggling

- Caroline Rook Thomas Hellwig tl;dr: Check-in via Zoom polls using questions like "What is your energy level?" Some employees may still feel intimated, so go deep in 1-1s using the “Stress APGAR” framework.  

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Stripe's Remote Engineering Hub, One Year In

- Jay Shirley tl;dr: For businesses that weren't full remote but considering it now, a rundown of what Stripe has learnt. 

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How Lyft Does Remote Learning Differently

- Jennifer Gilbert tl;dr: How Lyft pivoted their tech learning strategies for remote work, including their work with online learning platforms. 

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Managing Remotely

- Julie Zhuo tl;dr: Tips for (1) interacting with others (2) video meetings (3) your work-from-home environment (4) remaining active (5) better focus. 

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How We Measure Our Development Process Now That We’re 100% Remote

- Dan Lines tl;dr: As the Linearb team shifted to working from home, productivity took a hit. Here they discuss how they re-evaluated their process along with other steps that helped boost productivity and adapt to the circumstances

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Leading Fom Afar. How To Be An Effective Leader In A Remote World

- Peter Gillard-Moss tl;dr: Peter found the challenges in becoming a remote leader 6 years ago allowed him to grow. He discusses those here. 

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