62 episodes

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

Remote First Modern Leaders

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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

    60. Unlocking the Potential of Asynchronous Communication w/ Chase Warrington, Doist

    60. Unlocking the Potential of Asynchronous Communication w/ Chase Warrington, Doist

    Welcome to another episode of Remote First Podcast! In today's episode, we have the pleasure of speaking with Chase Warrington. Join us as we uncover the fascinating world of asynchronous communication and gain valuable insights from Chase Warrington's expertise at Doist.

    Chase Warrington, the Head of Remote at Doist. A groundbreaking company that is revolutionizing the way we communicate and collaborate. Whether you're a remote worker, a team leader, or simply intrigued by the changing landscape of work, this episode is a must-listen. 



    [rebroadcast: The following episode was one of the most popular episodes since the start of our podcast. We have decided to share this content again because we believe it is still relevant and valuable in the current context .] 



    In this episode:

    [05:43] The concept of working 100% asynchronously and eliminating real-time communication

    [11:12] The importance of getting more data and tackling tasks asynchronously first, then synchronously

    [18:04] Why you should focus on hiring in a specific time zone or region to simplify communication and collaboration

    [27:47] The importance of flexibility and freedom

    [31:47] Clear and well-written English communication is crucial during the hiring process



    Connect with Chase 

    On Linkedin

    Website Doist



    Resources Mentioned:

    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, the world's first Intelligent Work Hub. Centralize your people, processes and knowledge in a single platform that molds to your needs, instantly.

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    • 35 min
    59. Unlearning The Way We Work w/ Alastair Simpson, Dropbox

    59. Unlearning The Way We Work w/ Alastair Simpson, Dropbox

    As the pandemic forced us to adapt to new ways of working, many organizations have embraced the benefits of flexible work arrangements. But as we continue to navigate the remote work landscape, there's still a lot to learn. Let's dive in and learn how Dropbox is designing a virtual-first work culture.



    Today, we have Alastair Simpson, VP of Design at Dropbox, a company that has undergone a complete transformation since 2020. He will share his insights on the company's complete shift to a virtual-first work culture. Tune in to today's episode to learn more about Dropbox's virtual first work culture.



    [rebroadcast: The following episode was the most popular episode since the start of our podcast. We have decided to share this content again because we believe it is still relevant and valuable in the current context .] 



    In this episode:

    [05:13] Why companies should put the customer at the heart of everything they're doing.

    [07:55] The behavior change challenge in embracing remote work culture

    [16:50] How to reduce unnecessary meetings

    [21:36] How has Dropbox implemented a virtual first approach to work

    [28:54] The importance of in-person interaction and meetings in remote work 



    Connect with Alastair 

    On Linkedin

    Website Dropbox



    Resources Mentioned:

    Virtual First Toolkit



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    Build your own Qatalog in seconds at qatalog.com

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    • 35 min
    58. Hybrid is not a dirty word w/ Claire Donald, Moo

    58. Hybrid is not a dirty word w/ Claire Donald, Moo

    ‍Welcome back to Remote First Podcast. Today, we are discussing how to embrace hybrid work and how companies can effectively navigate the transition to this new work model. With many companies exploring hybrid work as a potential long-term solution, you will learn valuable insights on how to embrace remote work while still maintaining productivity and employee satisfaction.



    To have this conversation, we have Claire Donald as our guest today, VP of Engineering at Moo. She will share her knowledge and experience in leading Moo's successful transition to remote work. 



    In this episode:



    [6:39] The meaning of hybrid work and how companies can embrace it progressively

    [15:23] Training and guidance for remote employees 

    [20:08] How to navigate training and communicate challenges in a hybrid workplace

    [23:24] Why hybrid work is not a dirty word



    Connect with Claire



    On Linkedin

    Website Moo



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    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, the world's first Intelligent Work Hub. Centralize your people, processes, and knowledge in a single platform that molds to your needs, instantly.

    Build your own Qatalog in seconds at qatalog.com



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    Visit modernleaders.co to discover how to optimize your new ways of work.

    • 28 min
    57. A Deep Dive into Human Design and Productivity at Work w/ Lena Thompson

    57. A Deep Dive into Human Design and Productivity at Work w/ Lena Thompson

    Welcome to today's episode of Remote First Podcast. We will discuss Human Design and how it impacts the work of teams and organizations. To have this conversation, we have Lena Thompson, human design consultant, and keynote speaker.



    In this episode, Lena will explain how understanding our unique Human Design Energy Type can help us channel our energy for optimal productivity — along with some tips on how each type can be more productive at work.



    In this episode:

    [01:30] What is human design, and why is it important to your work?

    [08:01] How to best channel your energy and utilize it for optimal productivity

    [10:34] Learn about the different Human Design Energy Types

    [27:44] The importance of slowing down and taking time for yourself



    Connect with Lena Thompson

    On Linkedin



    Resources Mentioned:

    www.Mybodygraph.com



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    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, the world's first Intelligent Work Hub. Centralize your people, processes and knowledge in a single platform that molds to your needs, instantly.

    Build your own Qatalog in seconds at qatalog.com

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    Visit modernleaders.co to discover how to optimize your new ways of work.

    • 36 min
    56. TeamOps and the Next Step in the Remote Work Conversation w/ Laurel Farrer, GitLab

    56. TeamOps and the Next Step in the Remote Work Conversation w/ Laurel Farrer, GitLab

    If we keep talking about where people are working, we're never going to stop having this fight about home office versus office. So, we need to shift the conversation to what really matters: how we work.

    Today, we have Laurel Farrer, the Head of Workplace, and a Principal of Strategy and Operations at GitLab, who has been a remote work thought leader for almost a decade. GitLab has been able to grow as a company at an accelerated rate that is record-breaking and much of that is because of the ways that they work, which is TeamOps.

    Tune in to hear all about GitLab’s new way of working that is critical for the success of any team regardless of their workplace model, creates operational efficiency, allows decisions to be made very effectively, and gives everyone an equal voice in the team. 

    In this episode:

    [01:25] Laurel’s journey of advocating for Remote Work and the future of work

    ‍[05:43] How GitLab retired the Head of Remote role

    [10:54] What TeamOps is all about

    [15:54] The 4 principles of GitLab’s effective decision-making model

    [21:18] Self-management and autonomy are critical for distributed teams

    [27:42] Laurel’s wish in 2023 for psychological safety in a distributed world



    Connect with Laurel Farrer

    On Linkedin

    Website GitLab



    Resources Mentioned:

    If you want to dive deeper into TeamOps and the future of work, you can learn all about how GitLab works by taking the same course that they use for onboarding their own employees, TeamOps: Optimizing Team Efficiency, which is and always will be free.

    The REWORK Podcast - SEASON 2 - EPISODE 0051: Hire Managers of One

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    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, the world's first Intelligent Work Hub. Centralize your people, processes, and knowledge in a single platform that molds to your needs, instantly.

    Build your own Qatalog in seconds at qatalog.com

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    • 29 min
    55. How having a Future of Work team impacts the employee experience w/ Sophie Bieber, SAP

    55. How having a Future of Work team impacts the employee experience w/ Sophie Bieber, SAP

    Employee experience is crucial and, as we enter the “year of employee experience and retention”, it has truly become the foundation for a company’s success, especially a remote or hybrid one.



    Today, we have Sophie Bieber, Head of Global Employer Branding at SAP, a massive tech company that established a dedicated, cross-functional team to support and guide the company towards the Future of Work.



    Tune in to discover the lessons SAP has learned with the Pandemic about hybrid and remote work, as well as the ways that having a team dedicated to making the Future of Work a reality can impact the employee experience.



    In this episode:



    [01:42] SAP’s experience going fully remote during the Pandemic

    [05:43] The office is no longer the default and SAP employees get to choose what works best for them

    [08:37] The ways SAP gives each team the resources and support they need

    [16:26] The Future of Work team and its impact on Sophie’s experience as a leader at SAP

    [23:49] Employee experience is crucial





    Connect with Sophie Bieber



    On Linkedin

    Website SAP



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    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, the world's first Intelligent Work Hub. Centralize your people, processes, and knowledge in a single platform that molds to your needs, instantly.

    Build your own Qatalog in seconds at qatalog.com



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    Visit modernleaders.co to discover how to optimize your new ways of work.

    • 28 min

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yogastud ,

The Winds of Work are Changing!

Daphnee, what a great show! Companies are trying to pull people back into the office, but we all know how people really feel. Remote is better! Balanced, spend time with kids, pets, and we're often more productive!!!

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Great Show!

Love this podcast!

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Keep up the good work! Love it!

Daphneé your podcast is super relevant for where the world is heading. Loved to see the latest interview with Chase! Asynchronous is the future, but yes, it needs to be used well. Keep it up!

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