As part of the Founder Institute’s new series of free online startup events for entrepreneurs practicing social distancing, we ware pleased to welcome Liza Rodewald on Tuesday, June 30th (11am PDT) for a live, interactive webinar on how to manage a remote team.
Webinar description: Remote work is no longer the future, it is here. On this live online event, you can learn the best practices for managing a remote team from Liza Rodewald, the CEO of Instant Teams, a fast-growing company that has been remote since day one. Join this interactive event where we will discuss specific tactics for managing remote employees, strengthening your remote culture, developing policies for a new remote world, and more.
About Liza Rodewald
Liza Rodewald is the Founder and CEO of Instant Teams, a technology platform that enables companies to create and manage remote customer success teams powered by a global workforce of military spouses. Instant Teams is an Alumni of the Washington DC and Silicon Valley Founder Institute programs, and CEO Liza Rodewald is a 4x entrepreneur and software engineer with over 16 years of technical experience. She has built multi-million dollar enterprise software for government and healthcare industries. Her passion for entrepreneurship came from her desire to have a more flexible lifestyle and led her to advocate and shape the future of work for companies and workers.
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How to make remote work a success
What "asynchronous communication" means and how to effectively communicate online
Getting honest employee feedback: use Humaxa
Measuring remote work productivity
Set boundaries to avoid employee burnout
Management tactic to have energetic, virtual meetings
Handling meeting distractions
When to call and when to send a message
3:26 - Intro to Liza Rodewald + Instant Teams
4:00 - start of presentation
4:39 - pre-covid remote work challenges
5:23 - changes
6:00 - childcare policy change
6:33 - mental health
6:48 - how to do make remote work a success?
7:33 - Communication apps Instant Teams uses: Slack, Zoom and Arti
8:15 - communication guidelines
8:33 - definition of "asynchronous communication"
9:17 - mindful communication
10:20 - Don't overshare
10:55 - How to respond
11:04 - Encouraging updates without asking for them
11:54 - How to run a virtual team meetings
14:34 - Building remote culture
15:38 - Slack channels setup
15:55 - Humaxa: getting anonymous feedback
17:46 - Donut: 1 on 1 meetings
18:29 - personalized outreach and check-ins
19:34 - virtual team building
20:40 - core hours + flexibility, setting expectations
22:34 - setting boundaries
23:41 - productivity: Big Brother hurts culture
25:00 - Free handouts
26:21 - Notes
26:45 - Poll questions Q+A Section
27:28 - Communication, how come off with the right tone
29:41 - how often do you follow up with questions?
31:05 - voice messaging / calls?
33:07 - What asynchronous communication means (pt 2)
34:41 - Tracking who works when with different timezones
36:09 - Maintaining focus
38:16 - Why set an agenda for conversations?
39:30 - Monitoring people and onboarding
41:20 - How did you test / come up with management procedures?
43:30 - How do you get social events to become part of the culture?
44:45 - Virtual watercooler
46:35 - how to avoid being big brother-y
49:08 - reporting status: face to face vs text messaging
50:41 - Micromanaging
53:17 - policies for kids?
56:07 personal/professional boundaries
58:47 Useful links
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