Remote Work Roundup - February 2018

 Remote work leadership, news, events, and buzz.
 

It's February!

While this month may be a few days shorter, we know that doesn't mean any less work, play, rest harmony for LOVERS of remote work around the globe!

Read on and to hear about what's new in remote work, remote teams and remote leadership, and how to make the most of the 28 days February has to offer us!

 

Internal Announcements

 

Interview on The Lucky Few Podcast with Aaron Parker

Rebel + Connect co-founders Charlie Birch, Rachel McGehee and Summer Weirich had a blast with Aaron Parker on episode #47 of his podcast, The Lucky Few. Aaron and the R+C rebels chat about the incredible perks of remote work and the impactful 2018 Remote Work Summit they are working on! Aaron is a Remote Work Summit Collaborator and will be joining the team live in Guatemala for the event! Scroll down to read more about Remote Work Summit, and peek at some of the other Summit Collaborators!

Click here to listen!

Upcoming Virtual Trainings

This month on Think Tank LIVE we have six awesome remote work guest experts talking about a range of topics from how to work successfully with virtual and remote teams to why soft skills matter!

Join Remote Leadership Think Tank to watch these FREE trainings LIVE and network with 500+  global remote leaders!

 Remote team and virtual team success. Overcome virtual challenges with Heidi Araya.
 Master remote team soft skills for virtual team success.
 

New Releases

Our team has been busy creating some great new content to enhance your remote work experience. Check it out!

Blog Articles:

Listen to new episodes on our website HERE or listen straight from iTunes HERE!

Remote Work Summit!

We are still accepting applications for Remote Work Summit 2018 in at Eagle's Retreats in San Marcos La Laguna, Guatemala May 31st - June 4th.

Remote Work Summit is a curated invitation-only destination style event for remote leaders.

Remote Work Summit allows attendees to pick and choose from a variety of remote work sessions, excursions, and social gatherings...

...that facilitate growth, insights, an expanded worldview, deeper connections, extraordinarily impactful leadership...

  Leadership and Team Building Session    Studies show that extraordinary leaders (top 10%) more than doubled company profits when compared to the other 90% of leaders.   Join our world class remote leadership and team building experts for these unique sessions - become the truly extraordinary leader your team deserves!

Leadership and Team Building Session

Studies show that extraordinary leaders (top 10%)
more than doubled company profits when compared to the other 90% of leaders.

Join our world class remote leadership and team building experts for these unique sessions - become the truly extraordinary leader your team deserves!

  Company Culture Sessions   Studies show that health care expenditures at high-pressure companies are nearly 50% greater than at other organizations. Companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20%, earn 1.2-1.7% more than peer firms, and are 2.1% above industry benchmarks.  Join our world class remote company culture experts for these unique sessions - become the culturally competent remote leader your global talent pool demands!

Company Culture Sessions

Studies show that health care expenditures at high-pressure companies are nearly 50% greater than at other organizations. Companies with happy employees outperform the competition by 20%, earn 1.2-1.7% more than peer firms, and are 2.1% above industry benchmarks.

Join our world class remote company culture experts for these unique sessions - become the culturally competent remote leader your global talent pool demands!

  Cultural Immersion Excursions   Adam Galinsky of Columbia Business School explains that  immersive experiential travel increases both cognitive flexibility and in-depth systems thinking, as well as generalized trust and faith in humanity.   Come experience the curated cultural experiences lined up for our Remote Work Summit attendees!

Cultural Immersion Excursions

Adam Galinsky of Columbia Business School explains that immersive experiential travel increases both cognitive flexibility and in-depth systems thinking, as well as generalized trust and faith in humanity.

Come experience the curated cultural experiences lined up for our Remote Work Summit attendees!

  Natural Immersion Excursions   Contact with nature is an affordable, accessible and equitable form of preventative and restorative medicine. Many studies show significant health gains for those in contact with nature reduces anxiety and depression, decreases stress, increases energy, increases immune system function, lowers risk of diabetes by 50%, increases vitamin D production, reduces obesity, reduces symptoms of ADD, lowers risk of heart attack by 50%, and lowers risk of colon cancer by 30%.

Natural Immersion Excursions

Contact with nature is an affordable, accessible and equitable form of preventative and restorative medicine. Many studies show significant health gains for those in contact with nature reduces anxiety and depression, decreases stress, increases energy, increases immune system function, lowers risk of diabetes by 50%, increases vitamin D production, reduces obesity, reduces symptoms of ADD, lowers risk of heart attack by 50%, and lowers risk of colon cancer by 30%.

By participating in Remote Work Summit you will also be rebelling against business as usual.

Not only will you be part of a community that is advocating for remote work as the new norm. You will be helping Guatemalans connect with resource to fight the systematic causes of chronic hunger and malnutrition in rural Guatemala!

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100% of the profits from Remote Work Summit will be donated to non-profits in San Marcos La Laguna that are fighting to correct these systemic issues.

Early bird pricing starts at $797 and includes:

  • Access to all Virtual Remote Work Summit sessions (more info coming soon)

  • Airport transfer from the closest airport to San Marcos La Laguna on May 31st (bus AND boat)

  • Your choice

    • 5 of 10 Remote Work Sessions (and all session recordings)

    • 1 of 2 Expert Panels (and all panel recordings)

    • 1 of 4 Yoga Classes

    • 1 of 3 Cultural Immersion Excursions

    • 1 of 3 Natural Immersion Excursions

  • A ticket to the

    • The Kick Off Party with Carlyn Shaw

    • The Cultural Showcase with talks by leaders of Konojel, Fincas Buenas and a traditional Mayan Ceremony lead by a local elder.

    • The Cacao Sunset Dance Party

Early bird pricing will expire once 40 tickets are sold.

Remaining tickets will be priced at $977.

Thanks again to our Summit Collaborators we are in awe of your generosity and matched enthusiasm - we couldn't do this without each and everyone of you!

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 Remote Work Summit Collaborator Sitepen.
 Remote Work Summit Collaborator Different Hunger
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 Remote Work Summit Collaborator CultureStroke.
 Microsoft is a Remote Work Summit Collaborator.
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 Remote Work Summit Collaborator Tortuga Backpacks.
 

Remote Work News from January 2018

(RLTT = author is a member of Remote Leadership Think Tank members!)

Remote Leadership -

Here's How Trello Sets Its Remote Workers Up for Success -  Recently, major companies have called their remote employees back in the office to improve collaboration and productivity. But one CEO who has vowed to keep his remote policy and prove its effectiveness is Trello's Michael Pryor.

Want to Create a Fully Remote Team? What Leaders Need to Know - Aside from the obvious elimination of overhead office expenses like rent, furniture and supplies, operating as a fully remote company has other advantages, too.

Stop Neglecting Remote Workers - When we talk about the importance of building strong relationships with employees, there's a growing contingent that we often neglect: those who don't work in the main office. 

9 Tips About Remote Workers You Can't Afford to Miss (INFOGRAPHIC)

4 Ways to Keep Company Culture Intact with Your Remote Workforce - Some of the most cohesive company cultures are formed through remote teams. However, it takes more of an effort to generate the synergy you need to get it to work. If you can’t create an effective remote workplace, your business will stall.

The Secret to Retaining Productive Remote Workers Is Remembering They Are People - Employers must embrace remote workers by understanding their needs.

Share your favorite remote leadership tips on Twitter - tag @rebelandconnect and use the hashtag #ILeadRemotely

 
 

Benefits of Remote Work -

RLTT Global Team Meeting: 10 People, 6 Locations - Discovering it is cheaper for 10 people to travel to South Africa than it is for 5 to travel to Washington.

Hiring Remote Workers Made My Entire Team More Productive - One CEO explains how surprised he was to find the remote teams he hired reshaping his company’s in-office work culture for the better.

Share your big why of remote work on Twitter - tag @rebelandconnect and use the hashtag #GoingRemote

Food For Thought -

RLTT Building Village 3.0 - Re-imagining how we live and work in the 21st century

This is How Remote Work Will Look in 2018 - More companies embrace remote work. But it’s not all glamorous and perfect as it may look from the outside.

Remote working debacle: The complex relationship between productivity, technology and working - A new report produced by Lancaster University's Work Foundation and commissioned by Citrix, highlights the complex and often strained relationship between productivity, technology and work.

Why would you want remote employees? - If an ideal candidate for your opening lives somewhere else, what do you do?

Digital Nomads vs Remote Workers? Why You Need To Know The Difference - An idea of how digital nomads can be defined and how they are different from remote workers. 

Bad Remote Work Habits and How to Break Them - Remote work is common today. More companies allow their employees to work from home than ever before. "Working remotely doesn't necessarily encourage bad habits as much as it creates blind spots for bad habits to thrive," said Mason Traveil, human resources manager at Koi LLC. 

Share your thoughts about these articles on Twitter - tag @rebelandconnect and use the hashtag #RemoteDoneRight

Remote Work Buzz -

Amazing co-working spaces that will make you WANT to work!

Seven Lifestyle Tweaks For Becoming A More Productive Remote Worker

Remote working will rival fixed office locations by 2025

Coworking space set to open in Manayunk’s Nickels Building

Work From Home 2018: The Top 100 Companies For Remote Jobs

The top 25 companies that will let you work from anywhere

Share your remote work news on Twitter - tag @rebelandconnect and use the hashtag #MyRemoteNews

 


 

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"Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” — Albert Schweitzer, Theologian, Organist, Philosopher

Until next time...

The Rebel + Connect Team,
Charlie + Rachel + Summer
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