How do we leverage remote work in our businesses and on our teams? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus talks with Rachel Farrer, CEO and founder of Distributing Consulting, about the challenges facing remote workers and their managers. Despite being around for decades, there are still many managers pushing back against remote work. According to Farrer, this is due to myths surrounding it as well as managers not utilizing it effectively. She wants people to know that remote work, when properly understood and executed, can create more productive teams, departments, and companies.
Understanding why isolation is such a challenge for remote workers (2:31)
How managers can spot when isolation is affecting one of their remote workers (6:13)
The disconnect between on-site managers and remote workers (10:00)
Advice for managers wanting to add remote workers to a colocated team (14:34)
Helpful mindset shifts for managers averse to remote workers (18:03)
The challenges facing remote teams that do knowledge work (22:00)
Turnover and termination on remote teams (25:09)
Links: Distribute Consulting: distributeconsulting.com
Remote Work Association: https://www.remoteworkassociation.com/
This podcast: www.programmingleadership.com
O’Reilly Software Architecture Conference: http://oreilly.com/sacon/blankenship
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