Category: Managing while Remote

  • Hybrid is coming – how do I make meetings inclusive for remote workers in hybrid setups?

    Hybrid is coming – how do I make meetings inclusive for remote workers in hybrid setups?

    If one of us is working from home, everyone is remote.

  • Remote work is not a catch-all excuse for bad team communications.

    When you have offices, a lot of your communication happens face to face, and most of those interactions aren’t documented anywhere. Jeff said “paint the walls red”, and Anna’s team did exactly that. If this happened in a hallway chat, there is no documentation of why they decided to do it, or when. If there…

  • Building product development processes.

    Early in my career, I used to think process was something people introduced because they were bored and had nothing better to do apart from bothering us, the productive,  bread winning devs that built the thing. Years later I found myself working with a team that had all the elements of a process and none…

  • Challenges of remote work

    I’m a huge fan of remote work. It’d be hard to convince me to take a role where I need to go to an office every day. Even as a remote work believer, there are still days when I wish we could get everyone in the same room for an hour without it being a…

  • Open offices are not for everyone.

    “Remote isn’t for everyone.” is something I heard many times over the years. While I believe that’s absolutely true, I also believe that shared offices are not for everyone. Even offices with doors that close aren’t for everyone. Open offices are considered the “one size fits all” of work environments. They’re advertised as a good…

  • My personal hiring principles.

    We expect to create inclusive, diverse, high performing teams that help the organization reach their goals. How we do it may change, but the goal never moves too far from the above.

  • Remote developers need to grow in remote organizations

    Most companies and teams know the benefits and the need to hire junior engineers; after all, that’s where seniors come from. While that’s true for many companies, for many remote leaders or folks who are considering a remote job, the idea of hiring early career engineers seems to trigger an automatic NO reaction. I’ve talked…