Two weeks ago, I attended the Running Remote conference in Lisbon. It was hands-down one of the best congresses I’ve participated in throughout my career. The vibe, the people, the openness, the willingness to share knowledge – I loved it!
This is one of the slides I sent to my team colleagues today. It shows a screenshot of all the notes I took at Running Remote. I made a lot of them. But let’s focus on some key insights and takeaways from Running Remote:
- For younger people, it’s soon the default option: Remote & distributed teams are here to stay.
- Employees want flexibility. Studies show that 81% want flexibility where they work, and 93% want flexibility when they work.
- Open and transparent culture includes people: A study by GitLab shows that employees are up to 12x happier when they work in a transparent and open culture!
- How to be the company everyone wants to work for? Explain the WHY, have a constant feedback loop, lead by example, and trust by default!
- People stay because they have flexibility, a great team and a company vision. They wish to know for what they work.
- You don’t need much time for a good idea. You need space in your brain! — perfectly explained by the one and only David Allen.
- Hiring abroad is not that hard; the right partners do it for you for a flat rate. Compliance is their job. You meet them at Running Remote.
- What we own, what we identify with, that is what we want to improve.
- Wrong meetings lead to burnout. Do not join meetings with an unclear goal, agenda, or preparation.
- Chaos is normal (at the beginning). “What matters now is what each of us do, what we create, and the effort we finally start putting in to build the future of work. No more waiting for Zoom or Slack or anyone else to do it – we are the builders of tomorrow, and it’s time to get to work. — by Ryan Chartrand