44 min

From Freelancing to Delightfully Tiny Teams: Embracing Automation, Empowerment, and Emojis with Jenny Blake Remote Work Europe

    • Entrepreneurship

What if the traditional models of employment and team building were replaced by a personalized blend of individual contribution and collaboration, which fulfilled and rewarded every stakeholder?
That's exactly what my guest, Jenny Blake, and I, explore in today's epsiode.

As a successful podcaster and author of books including Pivot and Freetime, Jenny brings a wealth of understanding about the changing concepts of scaling and growth, for business leaders who want their work to have meaning and purpose, as well as profit. So she is the perfect person with whom to unpack how embracing automation and individual motivation can lead to delightful team growth and efficient workflow.

From my personal journey of transitioning from the corporate world to freelancing, to Jenny's unique experience of becoming a manager at the age of 24, we dig into the importance of taking that first step from zero to one. How do we best balance team size and individual needs? We unravel this and more. We also peak into Jenny’s use of tools for streamlining processes and keeping her remote team organized, and her innovative use of emojis as a communication tool.

Looking to the future, we muse on how remote work is reshaping the way individuals make career decisions. We touch on the hustle culture and its impacts on entrepreneurs, and discuss the potential effects of external threats like recessions or pandemics on team morale.  Having an emotionally resilent core team that is *just* big enough, might be the key to embracing unknown changes yet to come.

Join us, and let’s explore the future of work together!

Jenny famously does NOT do social media 😎 so check out her wonderful podcasts and three award-winning books, including Pivot (2016) and Free Time (2022);  and the newsletters #PivotList and Time Well Spent.


Support the show🌟 REMOTE WORK EUROPE CONNECTED IS REOPENING SOON! 🌟

https://www.remoteworkeurope.eu/connected

Check out the Remote Work Europe community, and if you enjoy Maya's writing, the new Remote Echoes Substack 🌟 ✨ and publications store 📚

Make sure you grab our fabulous LinkedIn Guide to level up your remote freelance success, and we'll see you next week,

Here's to your own remote future 🤩

What if the traditional models of employment and team building were replaced by a personalized blend of individual contribution and collaboration, which fulfilled and rewarded every stakeholder?
That's exactly what my guest, Jenny Blake, and I, explore in today's epsiode.

As a successful podcaster and author of books including Pivot and Freetime, Jenny brings a wealth of understanding about the changing concepts of scaling and growth, for business leaders who want their work to have meaning and purpose, as well as profit. So she is the perfect person with whom to unpack how embracing automation and individual motivation can lead to delightful team growth and efficient workflow.

From my personal journey of transitioning from the corporate world to freelancing, to Jenny's unique experience of becoming a manager at the age of 24, we dig into the importance of taking that first step from zero to one. How do we best balance team size and individual needs? We unravel this and more. We also peak into Jenny’s use of tools for streamlining processes and keeping her remote team organized, and her innovative use of emojis as a communication tool.

Looking to the future, we muse on how remote work is reshaping the way individuals make career decisions. We touch on the hustle culture and its impacts on entrepreneurs, and discuss the potential effects of external threats like recessions or pandemics on team morale.  Having an emotionally resilent core team that is *just* big enough, might be the key to embracing unknown changes yet to come.

Join us, and let’s explore the future of work together!

Jenny famously does NOT do social media 😎 so check out her wonderful podcasts and three award-winning books, including Pivot (2016) and Free Time (2022);  and the newsletters #PivotList and Time Well Spent.


Support the show🌟 REMOTE WORK EUROPE CONNECTED IS REOPENING SOON! 🌟

https://www.remoteworkeurope.eu/connected

Check out the Remote Work Europe community, and if you enjoy Maya's writing, the new Remote Echoes Substack 🌟 ✨ and publications store 📚

Make sure you grab our fabulous LinkedIn Guide to level up your remote freelance success, and we'll see you next week,

Here's to your own remote future 🤩

44 min