Remote First Podcast
By Modern Leaders
The global workforce experienced a big disruption which brought a lot of new organizational cultural challenges. Every week, our host invites leaders from large or innovative companies like Slack, Hubspot, Gitlab, Elastic, Dropbox & Atlassian to provide insights around scalable strategies for a long-term remote-first workplace transformation. Listen in to learn: - Remote First Employee Experience - Hybrid Work best practices - Work from Anywhere Programs in large companies - Startup for Remote Work
40. Should Most Remote Work Be Asynchronous?
In the past two years, we've seen many companies experiencing remote asynchronous work for the first time. But many people still have questions and concerns around remote work and async work. What are the pros and cons? When is it time to go async? What systems do you need in place for it to actually work? Today, we have Julia Szatar from Loom, Ryan Burke from Qatalog, Nathan Barry from ConvertKit, and Samantha Fischer from Okta joining us in this conversation. In this episode, we’re discussing one thing, ‘should most remote work be asynchronous?’ --- Creating great content takes time and effort, and this podcast couldn’t exist in the long run without great partners. This season’s sponsor is Qatalog Work Hub. Find what you need, see who’s working on what, and get updates on where things are at, without the endless stream of emails and pings coming from everywhere. Sign up now at Qatalog.com for a free 30-day trial, for you and your team. --- Visit remotefirst.fm for full show notes.
June 28, 2022
39. Self-Directed Education w/ Kelly Davis, Galileo
For the longest time, education has always been inside the four corners of a classroom. But as we continue to evolve and uncertainties happen, people have learned to be creative, flexible, and adapt. If there’s a remote-first setup in the workplace, there are forward-thinking schools for self-directed learners. In this episode, I’ll be chatting with Kelly Davis, she is the co-founder and Chief Education Officer of Galileo, a new and innovative self-directed online school for world schooling and unschooling families. Join us as Kelly enlightens us on how self-directed learning can give your family the freedom and flexibility you've been searching for.
June 14, 2022
38. The 100-Day Onboarding Experience w/ Brittany Sohns, Cimpress
Onboarding is the process of integrating new hires into an organization or company. For some, that only takes one day of orientation, however as the pandemic emerged, many companies have become creative and found ways to transition effectively to a remote-first setup, including the onboarding process of new hires. One of them is Cimpress. Today, we have invited Brittany Sohns. She is the manager of Remote Onboarding and Learning & Development at Cimpress. A manufacturing company that was a remote adverse company in the past but has successfully transitioned from office-centric culture to a remote-first culture. In this episode, Brittany shares how she strives to create the best work experience through developing their own 100-day remote onboarding experience. Visit remotefirst.fm for full show notes.
May 31, 2022
37. The Unmuted Framework w/ Heather Hansen
It's a fact that good communication skills are essential in today's remote workplace. People tend to work better when they can understand each other. But what does that mean, really? It's easy to throw around buzzwords and phrases like "communication skills" and "interpersonal skills." But in reality, being a great communicator boils down to one simple thing: showing empathy. This is especially true when it comes to working with remote teams. In this episode, I’m joined by Heather Hansen, a global communication specialist, TEDx speaker, and author of the book, Unmuted: How to Show Up, Speak Up, and Inspire Action. She’s the founder of Global Speech Academy, whose mission is to empower global voices to contribute to conversations that matter in business, politics, and life. In our conversation, Heather shares how we can create a more inclusive workplace by encouraging people to speak up, the Unmuted Framework, and strategies to effectively communicate with confidence and clarity. Listen to the podcast to find out more.
May 17, 2022
36. Maximize Employee Productivity w/ Kate Lister
If the pandemic has taught us anything, it is that remote work is here to stay. But how can we maximize employee productivity and collaboration in the new hybrid workplace? To answer this question, our host spoke with Kate Lister, President of Global Workplace Analytics. Kate is a leading expert on trends in workplace flexibility, remote work, and telecommuting. Her data-driven research sheds light on why companies are increasingly moving towards remote work arrangements and what it means for the future of work. In our conversation, Kate shares the benefits of hybrid and remote work practices, as well as how they can be optimized to foster better work-life balance. We discuss the psychological, social, and physical differences between remote and hybrid workers, and how these differences can be leveraged to improve performance. Listen to the podcast to find out more.
May 03, 2022
35. Time Agnostic w/ Liam Martin
In this week episode, we are diving into the operational revolution of Asynchronous Management with Liam Martin, co-founder of Running Remote, the largest in-person conference dedicated to scaling remote-first companies, happening this May 17-18 2022 in Montréal, Canada. In this episode you’ll hear: - What is true time agnostic work - Who will be at the Running Remote conference and what you can expect. - EOR and hiring compliantly anywhere - Autonomy versus flexibility at work - Taking decisions as a group without face-to-face. Join me at the Running Remote Conference! A gift for listeners, use the code: RFPODCAST to get 25% off your tickets. Links Running Remote conference Youtube.com/runningremote Otter.ai Reach out - You can reach out to the host Daphnée Laforest on Linkedin :) Leave a review, and help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst
April 20, 2022
34. Spotify's Work from Anywhere program, w/ Alexander Westerdahl
"Once you give that flexibility, people can also take ownership of their own destiny, their own setup, which will allow them to be a better version of themselves." Alexander Westerdahl, leads the Work-From-Anywhere program at Spotify and his team did an impressive job at offering the best location flexibility to 7000+ employees, while staying compliant and liable which comes with its set of challenges. In this episode you'll hear The challenges of Work From Anywhere Work modes at Spotify If a manager has to say no to remote, they have to motivate the decision. What meetings should actually be used for Alex's opinion about the need for the discoverability of information within an organization. Read more about The Reality of Working from Anywhere : https://hrblog.spotify.com/2022/03/29/the-reality-of-working-from-anywhere/ Mentions: Facebook Workplace Sli.do Qatalog: Digital HQ Notion Follow Alexander Westerdahl on Linkedin Reach out - You can reach out to the host Daphnée Laforest on Linkedin :) Leave a review, and help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst
April 05, 2022
33. Open-source principles in digital workplaces w/ Niel Miller & Daphnée Laforest
This episode was previously published on The Digital Workplace Podcast where our host joined Niel Miller to discuss the five levels of autonomy at work and how open-source principles influenced the best distributed-work practices. While sharing an appreciation for Matt Mullenweg’s ideas of the 5 Levels of remote work, Daphnée pointed out that most of the companies that are leading the discussion about distributed work have something in common. They have a deeply distributed bias. Automattic, GitLab, Elastic, and many others were initially open-source projects that later formalized into companies. When a company has its origins in a decentralized and distributed community, it makes sense that they would also bring those principles to building a remote, or distributed company. And they’ve succeeded as distributed companies in large part because of their foundational principles. By pushing trust out to the margins and embracing asynchronous work (out of necessity often), they found a system that worked great. However, when a company doesn’t have the same foundations and tries to shift to remote work, they often run into issues. Remote work is not the hard part. The difficulty is the years of practice in asynchronous communication, decentralized authority, and building digital culture. Show Links Connect with Niel Miller on Linkedin Subscribe to the digital workplace podcast Connect with Daphnée Laforest on LinkedIn Reach out - We would love to get to know who you are and also hear any feedback about the podcast. You can reach-out anytime and we always reply! contact @ remotefirst . fm Leave a review, help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst
March 22, 2022
32. Async hiring w/ Willo - Startup Series
Startup for Remote Work Series // As you know, our host loves discovering new products and services designed to change and improve the way we work. Which is why we are continuing this series to discuss specific remote work challenges that need solving and feature a startup just doing that. This week, listen to Euan Cameron, CEO of Willo, an Asynchronous Video Interviewing Software. Mind blown right? And you thought you had Async all figured out... Show Links Connect with Euan on Linkedin Try Willo - https://www.willo.video/ Connect with Daphnée on LinkedIn We would love to get to know who you are and also hear any feedback about the podcast. You can reach out anytime and we always reply! contact @ remotefirst .fm Found value in this show? We'd love your review on Apple Podcast or Spotify. It helps us build trust with new listeners and provide more value for you! RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst
March 08, 2022
31. Culture Operations w/ Ben Gateley, CEO - CharlieHR
In today’s episode, we are diving deep into the discussion of Culture Operations: the process of actively crafting the culture within your business. Ben walks us through the three pillars of culture ops: people, processes, and policies, displaying the value of using culture to achieve business outcomes. Ben Gateley is the CEO & Co-founder at CharlieHR & host of The Culture Ops Podcast. CharlieHR takes Human Resources to the next level, emphasizing not just the admin that comes with running and operating a business but especially the people and culture within those businesses. In this episode on Culture Operations, we discuss: What it means to implement Culture Operations into your business; How to actively craft the desired culture; Why working on your business’ culture is an important piece of running a remote-first business; The difference between values and behavior; The kind of behaviors and policies that make a difference in a remote work setup; Examples of how Culture Operations are functioning within CharlieHR. Show Links Connect with Ben on Twitter @gately Listen to the Culture Ops Podcast Connect with Daphnée on LinkedIn We would love to get to know who you are and also hear any feedback about the podcast. You can reach out anytime and we always reply! contact @ remotefirst .fm Found value in this show? We'd love your review on Apple Podcast or Spotify. It helps us build trust with new listeners and provide more value for you! RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst
February 22, 2022
30. Transforming work w/ Tracy Hawkins, Twitter
Tracy Hawkins's role at Twitter evolved quickly as the company itself transitioned to a distributed-first culture. Work Transformation to call it right. One year after committing to offering WFH permanently, how does a company like Twitter adapts their ways of working to enable people to work in symbiosis wherever their location. So much to learn from this discussion as we talked about workplace experiences, async work, focus weeks, mental health and the growth of her work transformation team. Ressources mentioned: Robin Office management https://robinpowered.com/ Out School https://outschool.com/ Follow Tracy Hawkins: On Twitter @_hawko and connect on Linkedin Join Tracy's team as Sr. Director, Future of Work Innovation Reach out - You can reach out to the host Daphnée Laforest on Linkedin :) Leave a review, help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst Key topics discussed: Remote Work, Remote First, Distributed-first, workplace, leadership, mental health
February 08, 2022
29. New Year, New Expectations w/ Modern Leaders
What a year it's been! In this episode, I am welcoming you back in Year 2 of the Remote First Podcast and sharing my predictions for year 2022. Working in the Metaverse, Working from Anywhere, the new Purpose of an Office and the impact of Remote-First work on the future of education It is also a great occasion to pay tribute to 28 incredible industry leaders who have taken part on the podcast and sharing with you our favourite moments so you know where to catch-up some episodes you might have missed last year. About the Host Daphnée Laforest is an executive consultant on a mission to help company leaders, people ops and teams, drive a company-wide shift toward remote-first ways of working. Within 10 years of experience in fully distributed companies, she played key roles in establishing scalable workflows for growth, facilitating business decisions remotely through workshop & trainings and building internal products dedicated to digital-first teams. Connect with Daphnée on LinkedIn Check out Virbela Oculus Horizon Workrooms Galileo, Home Schooling Spotify Work From Anywhere Program Reach out - We would love to get to know who you are and also hear any feedback about the podcast. You can reach-out anytime and we always reply! contact @ remotefirst.fm Leave a review, help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst
January 25, 2022
28. Unlearning the way we work w/ Alastair Simpson, Dropbox
Alastair Simpson, VP of design at Dropbox, has been leading the company towards their virtual-first transformation. It being Design-Led is quite unique yet it makes so much sense. In this episode, Alastair and Daphnée talk about why we need to unlearn the way we know work and how to do that. Alastair walks us through the exact framework Dropbox used for their digital-first transformation. About Alastair Simpson Alastair Simpson is a leader and mentor, serving as VP of Design at Dropbox. He loves working with multi-disciplinary teams to solve complex business and interaction design challenges. Connect with Alastair On LinkedIn Resources Mentioned by Alastair: Designing Your Life by Mark Burnett The Dropbox virtual first toolkit Reach out - You can reach out to the host Daphnée Laforest on Linkedin :) Leave a review, help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst Our Partner: Since 2014 Remotive.io is helping top distributed companies hire remote workers. Going remote has opened your company to the world. So going Remotive we'll channel your jobs to the best talents out there. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/remotefirst/message
December 06, 2021
27. Wellbeing over climbing the ladder w/Dominic Price, Atlassian
The narrative is changing. Instead of conversations in pockets about ‘the future of work’ it’s now: how do we let our remote team thrive? Or how do we even survive working remotely? In this episode, Dominic Price and Daphnée talk about hiring and onboarding remote team members, shaping the new normal, and mental health. Connect with Dom Visit domprice.me On Linkedin The report Dom mentioned: The Return on Action Report 2021 & The State of Teams Reach out - You can reach out to the host Daphnée Laforest on Linkedin :) Leave a review, help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst Our Partner: Remotive - Since 2014 Remotive.io is helping top distributed companies hire remote workers. Going remote has opened your company to the world. So going Remotive we'll channel your jobs to the best talents out there.
November 22, 2021
26. Closing the gender gap with transparent salaries. w/ Jenny Terry, Buffer
Buffer is a fully remote company that is recognized for their culture & openness and transparency. Especially when it comes to Salaries - a topic that is quite a debate recently as companies are looking into the longer term impact of remote work. This week I have the pleasure to chat with Jenny Terry, Director of Business Operations at Buffer. In this episode you will hear: How Buffer set their formula to adjust the salary with benchmarking and bands. If employee get a salary decrease if they change location The challenges and benefits of transparent salaries Why Buffer chose to go with transparent salaries - building trust Gender-pay gap analysis Average salaries of men across the company compared to women People new to WFH experienced that productivity often goes up when people are working from home. Giving equal benefits around the world Links: Book: Psychology of Money Buffer's blog post - How We’ve Lowered Our Gender Pay Gap From 15% to 5.5% Reach out! - You can reach out to the host Daphnée Laforest on Linkedin :) Leave a review, help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst Our Partner: Since 2014 Remotive.io is helping top distributed companies hire remote workers. Going remote has opened your company to the world. So going Remotive we'll channel your jobs to the best talents out there.
November 08, 2021
25. Hyper-growth while fully-remote w/ Camilla Boyer, Hopin
How do you set the foundation to enable a team to go through hyper-growth entirely remotely? While recently founded in 2019, Hopin has always been fully remote. In 2021, the team quadrupled its size and to do so, they've put together a team dedicated to support this growth which Camilla is part of. In this episode you will hear: The Vibe Team at Hopin The Pillars of Internal Communication in a fast growing Remote-First company Picking the right tools that will allow your company to scale That influencing change in ways of working is like an internal marketing campaign The importance of Story Telling in the Remote World About the quarterly interactive business review and kick-off event at Hopin Links: Hopin Vibe Team Guru : https://www.getguru.com/ Go Links: https://www.golinks.io/ GreenHouse Analogy: https://runekvist.com/remote-first -- Reach out - You can reach out to the host Daphnée Laforest on Linkedin :) Leave a review, help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst Our Partner: Since 2014 Remotive.io is helping top distributed companies hire remote workers. Going remote has opened your company to the world. So going Remotive we'll channel your jobs to the best talents out there.
October 25, 2021
24. Asynchronous audio meetings w/ YAC
In this episode, we are chatting about a new way to do meetings that does not require you to get on a video-call. We are discovering another startup: YAC. Tyler Sellhorn is an enthusiastic, empathetic educator with a passion for leveraging technology to help others become their best selves. Once, Tyler was a tech-oriented teacher; now, he's a teaching-oriented technologist. Tyler leads the customer facing teams at a the leading audio-first asynchronous meeting solution as the Head of Customer Experience at Yac, and he's an advocate for remote-first workplaces. Send an audio-message to Tyler at http://yac.com/tsell --- Leave a review, help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst
October 18, 2021
23. Implement your remote-first vision w/ Darren Murph, Gitlab
Season III is getting started with the top companies who have drawn the best remote-first practices. Gitlab famously opened their Handbook at the most important time when everyone needed to learn all about remote work. They also gave birth to a new role : Head of Remote which has been trending in organisations wanting to succeed in their transition to a remote-first company. This week I am discussing with Darren Murph about what it is to be a head of remote and if you need one in your own organisation to set the foundation work of a remote-first mindset. In this episode you will hear: Why gitlab opened their handbook Hybrid on paper sounds like the best of both world Why having a leader to implement and maintain a remote-first way of work is crucial How the open-source world influence the mindset of transparency needed in remote work In a remote-setting, there is no place for unspoken rules, everything needs to be written down Links: allremote.info - Remote Work Playbook Find Darren @darrenmurph on Linkedin and Twitter Reply with a link: What a head of remote should be Reach out! - You can reach out to the host Daphnée Laforest on Linkedin :) Leave a review, help us get discovered! - If you found value in this show, we'd love your review on your listening app of choice. It really helps to get the podcast discovered by more and more people. RateThisPodcast.com/remotefirst Our Partner: Remotive - Since 2014 Remotive.io is helping top distributed companies hire remote workers. Going remote has opened your company to the world. So going Remotive we'll channel your jobs to the best talents out there.
October 11, 2021
22. Building an equitable culture w/ Eimear Marrinan, Hubspot
This week episode we dive deep into the "culture code" at Hubspot which helps build a culture that enables people to do their best work in their location of choice. Be it @office, @home or in a flex mode, employees at Hubspot can choose which mode works best for them. Eimear Marrinan, Director of Culture at Hubspot explains how they do it so you can too! Learn more about Hubspot Hybrid work Hubspot Culture Code The Future of Work at HubSpot: How We're Building a Hybrid Company More about Eimear Marrinan : Linkedin link
September 13, 2021
21. Equity in a hybrid workplace w/ Samantha Fisher, Okta
The biggest challenge companies are facing at the moment is going through doing the heavy-lift of foundational work. How an organisations works at its core is what will make it succeed or not at working in a hybrid way. This week, I am with Samantha Fisher, Head of Dynamic Work at Okta. Sam is a brilliant leader in the industry and thrive at building people-centric workplace experience no matter where an employee is located. You will hear her opinions on creating an Equitable Employee Experience remotely vs in office and how companies need to make this heavy lift to succeed in their digital workplace transformation.
August 30, 2021
20. Psychological safety linked to innovation w/ Brian Elliott, Slack
This episode is the second part of an interview with Brian Elliott about the Future Forum, a Think Tank launched by Slack. Lately, they've recently done a study on the impact of remote work on creativity and innovation which is closely intertwined with Psychological safety. Brian also follows up on the topic of flexibility and add his thoughts about creating of "Flexibility with Predictability". https://futureforum.com/2021/06/15/future-forum-pulse/
August 23, 2021
19. Data shows people want flexibility w/ Brian Elliott, Slack
Today I am with Brian Elliott, Executive Leader at Slack, to talk about the Future Forum: A Think Tank that enables leaders to reimagine work through data and dialogue to create a people centric and digital first future of work. Lately, we hear a lot from companies "personal" experience around remote work, but we need more facts, data, research for companies to plan the long term perspective, and understand how this worldwide work experiment will define the way policies and work practices will be designed in the future. The future forum is an initiative that provides key facts and learnings among 10 000+ knowledge workers worldwide. https://futureforum.com/2021/06/15/future-forum-pulse/
August 16, 2021
18. The next generation is expecting async video collaboration with Voodle // Startup Series
The next generation is expecting async video collaboration with Voodle // Startup Series
August 02, 2021
17. The benefits of voice-first communication with Commons // Startup Series
The benefits of voice-first communication with Commons // Startup Series
July 26, 2021
16. Digital is your new HeadQuarters w Qatalog // Startup Series
How do you currently "log in" the company you worked for? Since there are no offices, no key card, how do you create a culture of belonging and a sense that you are part of an organization structure. With all the tools currently available in the digital workplace, they were not built to work together and it has become a real chaos to find and share information across an organization. This, as part of our Startups for Remote Work Series, I am welcoming Tariq Rauf, Founder and CEO of Qatalog : a work hub that becomes your new digital HQ. Learn more about Qatalog at https://qatalog.com/ Modern Work Index: https://language.work/
July 19, 2021
15. Voice AI coach observing you w. Poised // Startup Series
Do you think your team mates are perceiving you the same way you think when on video-meeting? How confident, empathic are you? This week, as part of our Startups for remote work series, I am welcoming Charles Hua, co-founder and CEO of Poised // An AI powered communication coach that provides you personalized feedback and lessons by observing your online meetings. Take a look at Poised.com
July 12, 2021
14. Investing in global work solutions w/ Andreas Klinger from Remote-First Capital
Remote First Capital, one of the first investment fund dedicated in companies that improve remote work or develop ideas around the second-degree effect of remote work. This week I am chatting with Andreas Klinger about the latest trends following the workplace revolution of 2020. Andreas is CTO at OnDeck while managing Remote First Capital. He was previously CTO at Product Hunt and Head of Remote at Angelist.
July 05, 2021
13. Mastering Virtual Workshop Facilitation with Butter // Startup Series
As part of the Startups for Remote Work Series, this week we are discovering Butter.us, a virtual workshop platform that is disrupting the way we work. Watch the recording in the Butter platform: https://youtu.be/Gq7DgzUfLhU What you will hear: 00:52 - Why did Jakob start Butter.us 6:26 - The technical overload of virtual facilitation 10:53 - Why is Butter making workshops for smooth and fun - Demo 14:48 - Focusing on the most intuitive features 21:16 - How will Butter evolve post-covid in a potential hybrid setup
June 28, 2021
12. Hybrid is a design problem to solve w/ Ross Chapman, Head of Design at Obodo.
Ross Chapman is renown for his facilitation skills and devotion to create the best virtual workshop experiences. In this episode you will hear his thoughts on the way remote can actually feel more human, the misconceptions of being more efficient at in-person decision making and best practices to facilitate workshops in a remote or hybrid setup.
June 21, 2021
11. Designing workplace experiences w/ Ryan Anderson - Herman Miller
How will the office look like as companies re-open them while keeping remote work as part of their culture? This week, we are exploring the potential the workplace industry has, to innovate in mobile-work. You probably know Herman Miller for their famous office chairs but did you know they are also working in furniture for travel, and even gaming? I loved to chat with Ryan Anderson about the future of the workspace and how there is so much to come.
June 14, 2021
10. Hybrid is distributed by design w/ Leah Sutton - Elastic
Elastic is a fully distributed company of over 2000 employees. They are also providing offices to the benefit of their teams all over the world. They've been a model for designing a workplace that is empowering the best of both world. Today I am so glad to chat with Leah Sutton, SVP Global HR at Elastic, a wonderful conversation that I am sure will help you re-think your idea of successful Hybrid.
June 07, 2021
Season 2 - Challenges in the Hybrid Workplace
Hey everyone, here we are May 31st - as promised, I am here to announce the season two with all the guests who are going to have for the summer. And I'm very excited to show you the amazing lineup that is going to be there for the whole summer every week you'll listen to someone very amazing coming to explain their way of work. And especially in season two, I am focusing on the challenges of hybrid and the reason for that is that the whole year and 2021 so far. We talked a lot about the future of work is hybrid.
May 31, 2021
Bonus: The journey of workplace disruption
Catching up on Season 1 and looking back at everything we've learned in company of guest from Shopify, Radical Candor, Prezi, Doist, Mural, OysterHR & Human Made. We are taking a break for the month of May to prepare for the launch of Season 2 on May 31st. Big thank you to remotive.io for supporting the making of this podcast. Transcript: Hey everyone. So this is a quick bonus episode to thank you for taking part in the remote first podcast for this first season, it's been an incredible experience and I am going to be telling you a bit more about what's coming. For the season one, we've had amazing guests. It's been an awesome time to listen to other leaders who add experience in a remote first workplace. We've had guests from Shopify, Prezi, Radical Candor. We had people from Doist also from Oyster HR. It's been a really interesting, I loved to have all this conversation with everyone. We talked about remote leadership. We talked about hiring compliance, the limits of asynchronous communication and keeping your team engaged in a remote workplace. I hope that like me, you really appreciated the content and the interviews and discussions we had with the leaders. It's been really fun for me as well to discover also the world of podcasting. So I hope you also liked the experience, I'm taking a little break for the month of May to prepare the lineup that will be launched on May 31st. So on May 31st, I'm launching season 2 where we will be having amazing other guests again, but this time I'm so excited, because we have guests coming from larger companies. This time, we will talk a lot about distributed-by-design at scale. So this is very exciting and I hope that you'll be joining us. Subscribe to the podcast to make sure you won't be missing out on the next season. And if you like to show. I would really appreciate and be so grateful if you could leave a review on any of your listening app of choice, it definitely helps the podcast getting discovered. So thank you so much for taking part of this first journey of the remote first podcast and see you on May 31st.
May 10, 2021
8. Keeping your team engaged when apart w/ Laïla von Alvensleben, MURAL
In this episode, you'll hear from Laïla von Alvensleben, Head of Culture & Collaboration at MURAL, who will share some of her precious insights around what makes a team stick together in a virtual workplace. From energizer, facilitating skills to a truly inspiring virtual offsite. Keeping your team engaged virtually has been a challenge many of you have brought up recently. For those who found themselves suddenly remote, it was like if you were a conductor that lost their orchestra. Many people completely fell out of their comfort zone and were lacking at the right facilitating skills to bring their team together and keep the momentum. Show note links Icebreakers: https://www.mural.co/blog/online-warm-ups-energizers Virtual Retreat: https://www.mural.co/blog/2020-mural-virtual-offsite
April 26, 2021
7. Have we gone too far with Async? w/ Chase Warrington, DOIST
In today's episode, I am having a chat with Chase Warrington from Doist, a company that is defaulting to Asynchronous communication. We discussed the benefits of working that way versus the back and forth of real-time work the "normal" office world has been used to. Never the less, I love the debate around this topic and we also covered the limits of Async and play devils advocate a bit. Show note links: Read more about Doist Async Method Loom for Async video content
April 12, 2021
6. You can't function remotely without strong company values w/ Siobhan Mckeown, Human Made
Now that you might be redesigning your values to reflect the change you are living in the workplace, use them as a conductor of your orchestra. In a remote and hybrid setting, with the lack of face to face, it is especially important to take the time to think about the way we work and keep each-other accountable. I am so happy to have today Siobhan Mckeown, who is the VP People and Culture at Human Made. She is also the author of the book A life lived remotely and have been involved for years in the WordPress open-source community. She is incredibly smart and down to earth. Someone who has been into remote work before it was cool. Listen in and learn the real impact remote can have on your culture and values. Show Notes Links: Human Made public company Handbook How Human Made's values guide our approach to remote work - blog post Siobhan's book: A Life Lived Remotely - If work is hell, then what is working from home? Gitlab Handbook & Coursera
March 29, 2021
5. Exploring Digital-by-Default at Shopify w/ Maureen Burke
Shopify announced in May 2020 their move to adapt their work processes to be remote-first. To be more accurate: digital by default. Today I am chatting with Maureen Burke who is the Remote Strategy, Program Lead at Shopify, a role she got into right before the pandemic and ended up being more than needed. Listen in to hear more about her thoughts on hybrid culture, great knowledge management & much more. Read more about Work Anywhere
March 15, 2021
4. Adapting our communication expectations w/ Spencer Waldron, PREZI
How have you been changing your working and communication behaviour to better fit the purpose of having a remote first approach in your current role? In this episode - Spencer Waldron, Director of Global Communication at Prezi, is sharing how we should re-think our day-to-day work habits to succeed in a remote setting.
March 01, 2021
3. Radical Candor virtually w/Jason Rosoff, Radical Candor
When most of todays interactions are done via written communications or video calls, it adds an extra layer of difficulty when it comes to leadership skills and communicating feedback. You can never really recreate that human feeling of having a frank conversation face-to-face, feeling the vibe of the other person you're talking to. For this third episode, I am discussing with Jason Rosoff, CEO of Radical Candor, a training and development company he co-founded with Kim Scott in 2017. Applying the radical candor concept in a remote setting and the challenges that comes with it. Types of Managers framework Remote First is powered by Remotive.io, the world’s largest remote work community. A job board and a media specialized in helping companies hiring remotely.
February 15, 2021
2. Hiring anywhere compliantly w/Ariane Bobiash, OYSTER HR
Guest: Ariane Bobiash from OysterHR Topics discussed - What is considered a compliant contractor versus not compliant or misclassified? - Learning about "Employers of Record" to hire internationally - The benefits for your global team members to be all hired equal - The social impact of remote work Links from the show: Contractor Risk Assessment Tool Oyster Salary Calculator Contact us Don't hesitate to reach out :) firstname.lastname@example.org
February 01, 2021
Season 1 - A Workplace Revolution
Guest: Rodolphe Dutel, Founder of Remotive.io This is the very first episode of Remote-First and I am so thrilled to launch this podcast. It's been sitting on my heart for too long and I'm glad to be doing it in collaboration with Remotive.io. During this first season, we will have amazing guests from company founders and leaders of remote and hybrid companies. What I really wish with that podcast is to provide you with key action points from experienced leaders to apply within your own workplace reality. Host: Daphnée Laforest Do reach out if you have any suggestions or questions at email@example.com Transcript coming soon...
January 15, 2021