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How to build a thriving distributed team amid the great resignation - Shared screen with speaker view
Mark Peter Whelan
16:26
Welcome everyone, thanks for being here!
Frederick Wheeler
16:38
Hello. From Columbus Ohio to everyone
Mark Peter Whelan
16:47
Welcome, Frederick!
Jennifer Maycroft
17:01
Hello from Grand Rapids, Michigan
Barbara Roman
17:13
Hi everyone, I'm Barbara calling in from the Boston, MA area
Joanna Miodek
17:16
hi from St. Paul MN
Tony Jamous
17:32
Hello from Cyprus!
Maciej Kowal
17:34
Hello from Poland, Katowice 😀
Mark Warner
17:40
Hi from the UK
Debbie Chichester
17:48
Hi from Richmond, VA
Rachel Wilson
17:50
Howdy from Kentucky!
Judith McGee
17:51
Hello from Frankfurt, Germany!
Justin Bisaillon
17:57
Hello from Toronto, Canada
Jonelle Doell
18:02
Hello from Wisconsin
Kathy Schneeberg
18:08
Hello from Dallas, Texas!
Joanna Miodek
18:09
Pozdrawiam Katowice :)
Telse Fontaine
18:10
Hello from Vancouver Island Canada
Heather Timm
18:33
Hello from Seattle!
Broto Chakrabarti
19:04
Hi from Boston!
Elahe Khalili
19:07
Hi from turkey, Istanbul
Brooke Iannuzzelli
19:10
Hello from Welland, Ontario
Deborah Lindsey
19:18
Hi from Ohio, USA!
Craig Hasbargen
19:30
Hello from Denver!
nbanke
21:23
Ok thank you!
nbanke
21:36
Hello from Québec City, Canada
Danielle Johnston
21:40
Hello from Atlanta!
Jimena Zubiria
21:43
Hello from Miami, FL 🙂
Patrick Corbett
21:52
Portland, ME (Maine!)
Kurt Mohr
21:52
Dallas
Ammar ElMerhbi
21:52
Hello from Saudi Arabia!
Denitsa Shishmanova
21:53
Hi from Sofia, Bulgaria
Sydney Clark
21:53
Hello from the Bay Area!
Dianna Sliker
21:55
Hi from Oregon City, Oregon
Lisa LaCoursiere
21:55
Minneapolis!
Bobby Lough
21:56
Howdy from Boston
Michael Dunphy
22:04
Hello from Newburyport Mass
nbanke
22:05
This is much more fun. more energy
Edward Murphy
22:10
Hi Everyone from Sheffield, UK
Anita Bubenickova
22:12
Prague, Czech republic
Mark Peter Whelan
22:13
Hi everyone! Thank you all for being here.
Michael Dunphy
22:17
yes
Michael Dunphy
22:20
Newburyport!!
Sydney Clark
22:28
haha yes!
Broto Chakrabarti
22:58
Also a great book: "Ducks, Newburyport" :-)
Benjamin Livonnen
22:59
Bonjour de France !
Joanne Marques
23:08
Hello from Amsterdam!
Benjamin Livonnen
23:11
near Cannes
Mark Peter Whelan
25:43
Hi everyone, Mark here!
Mark Peter Whelan
30:51
Question for our attendees: Do you think the Great Resignation is here to stay?
Jimena Zubiria
31:19
I think it is for the next 6-12 months. We haven’t seen the peak yet but then things will “settle
Danielle Johnston
31:21
If companies don't adapt to the new expectations of workers then most likely
Deborah Lindsey
31:28
Yes, it is an awakening
Mark Peter Whelan
32:36
“The Great Awakening” — that could certainly be another name for it, Deborah.
Broto Chakrabarti
33:24
Can Mr. Sutherland provide more information on Scrum Inc's transition? As a result of going fully remote, how did the company expand? What was the increase in rate of hiring as a result of this measure?
Danielle Johnston
33:45
Our company has pushed "we work better together [in the office]" :/
Andy Cortwright
33:46
We don't get paid to be "busy". We get paid to create value and get this done. YES!
Mark Peter Whelan
35:03
If you have any questions for the panel, add them to the Q&A section — we’ll have time at the end to discuss :-)
Joanne Marques
35:09
Well said Bridget McNulty!!
Sarah Rose Belok
35:16
++++++++++
Joanna Miodek
35:20
Bridget - well said
Jimena Zubiria
36:04
I wish zoom had a clapping or snaps function! I
Mark Peter Whelan
36:27
Question for everyone: What’s the hardest thing about working remotely?
Danielle Johnston
37:37
keeping the fun events and collaboration going virtually
Danielle Johnston
37:47
and timezones
Jimena Zubiria
37:51
Falling into a very transactional routine and not prioritizing the human connection beyond just getting tasks done.
jen chin
38:59
Needing to make more of a concentrated effort to create new social bonds and connections since they won’t happen organically as often
Mark Peter Whelan
41:34
Yes, creating meaningful connections virtually can definitely be tough. It’s so important to make time for meetings and activities that are designed to help with that.
Lisa Paredes
43:27
“The loudest voice is not the only one heard” this is a huge win for inclusion :)
Sydney Clark
43:46
^^^
Joanna Miodek
44:37
@Mark Peter.. correct without that people get disconnected and might be looking for other opportunities which increases employee rotation. Furthermore, it can have an impact on team dynamics and productivity
Mark Peter Whelan
46:21
There are some great questions being asked in the Q&A! Feel free to add any questions you have and we’ll answer them at the end.
Ammar ElMerhbi
49:09
Loved your book "Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice in Half the Time"
Mark Peter Whelan
50:16
Question for the audience: What are your remote productivity tips?
Joanna Miodek
51:01
using calendar to curve out focus times, jira tasks, post-it :)
Joanna Miodek
52:08
practicing mindfulness also help to focus on present time increasing productivity, trying not to do context switching etc.
Jimena Zubiria
53:29
What about documentation? I have seen this as being one of the fundamentals of remote but curious how you all manage it.
Mark Peter Whelan
54:23
Great tips above on productivity — so important to take breaks, not only for productivity but also for work-life balance.
Judith McGee
55:08
I have to leave unfortunately - will the recording be available afterwards? Would love to catch the remainder of it as well.
Ammar ElMerhbi
55:17
Communication saturation is important for remote working.
Joanna Miodek
57:47
from diversity always best things come to life
Laurie Henric
58:47
Pros of a distributed company: allowing amazing and talented people to work wherever they are without being blocked by a lack of resources to move to another country or continent, which redistributes resources and power, and minimizes commute and therefore, CO2 émission :)
Mark Peter Whelan
59:11
There was a great question in the Q&A about how to use Slack as an asynchronous tool. At Oyster, we recently wrote about how we use it. Hope it helps! https://www.oysterhr.com/library/using-slack-for-remote-teams
Joanna Miodek
59:28
ha! Laurie - great point about the environment!
Jimena Zubiria
01:01:28
Love “much more human work”
Joanna Miodek
01:01:38
is the "slack" similar to TM Teams? Will nee to read out that..
Mark Peter Whelan
01:06:12
Thank you to everyone for asking such thoughtful questions. If we don’t get to all of them, we’ll attempt to answer them on Oyster’s Twitter page (@heyoyster).
Frederick Wheeler
01:10:15
Miro ?
Joanna Miodek
01:10:43
miro, mural .. lots of options :)
Maral Boyaci
01:12:29
Thank you all!!!!
Joanna Miodek
01:12:29
thank you!
Jimena Zubiria
01:12:31
Thank you all! Great chat!
Sydney Clark
01:12:32
Thank you!
Justin Bisaillon
01:12:33
This was great. Thank you!
Mark Peter Whelan
01:13:00
You can save a free spot at our virtual jobs fair Bridges here: https://www.oysterhr.com/bridges-2021
Mark Peter Whelan
01:13:29
Thank you everyone!
Andre Chiaramida
01:13:29
thanks everyone!
Laurie Henric
01:13:32
Thanks!
Alecia Tolver
01:14:12
I didn't want that to end, so good. Great insights.
Mark Peter Whelan
01:14:34
Glad you found it helfpul, Alecia!
Mark Peter Whelan
01:14:48
We’ll be running more soon :-)