Remote Work Roundup - January 2018

 Remote work leadership, news, events, and buzz.
 

Happy  New Year!

The chaos and indulgence of the holiday season is now behind us. For many the new year is a time of resolutions and goal setting. We are routing for you!

 

Internal Announcements

We are now 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 Sessions   Leading a high-performing remote team starts with leaders who understand the unique human challenges of leading, on-boarding, working, communicating, and collaborating remotely.   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 Sessions

Leading a high-performing remote team starts with leaders who understand the unique human challenges of leading, on-boarding, working, communicating, and collaborating remotely.

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.   Fortune.com explains that  increased trust helps people feel more connected, more supported, and happier overtime.   Tony Robbins says it best...   "The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can handle at any given moment."

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.

Fortune.com explains that
increased trust helps people feel more connected, more supported, and happier overtime.

Tony Robbins says it best...

"The quality of your life is in direct proportion to the amount of uncertainty you can handle at any given moment."

  Natural Immersion Excursions   Contact with nature is an affordable, accessible and equitable form of preventative and restorative medicine. Nature is the best nurture - 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. Nature is the best nurture - 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!

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.

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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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Upcoming Virtual Trainings

This month on Think Tank LIVE we have five awesome remote work guest experts talking about a range of topics from communication to on-boarding to engagement to project management to effective leadership.

Join Remote Leadership Think Tank to watch these FREE trainings LIVE and network with 400+  global remote leaders!

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New Releases

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

Blog Articles:

Podcast Episodes:

 

Remote Work News from December 2017

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

Remote Leadership -

What are Some Examples of Team Building Activities for Remote Workers?
These 10 remote team building tips come right from the field. Real remote workers on a real remote team making it work!

RLTT Use Your Words
In any personal or professional relationship, communication is crucial to success. Remote work is no different, but it requires a new, more intentional type of communication!

Remote Control: Making Offsite Work Possible
By creating strong policies and procedures, allowing employees to work remotely can be a beneficial arrangement for everyone. But, as with  any new endeavor, a plan is critical.

How to Keep Your Remote Workforce Engaged
Learn from Trello Founder Michael Pryor - 5 tips for remote team engagement...

"Virtual Coffee Breaks" Encourage Remote Workers to Interact like They Would in an Office
Hear from Sid Sijbrandij how the Github team, which spans 39 different countries and includes 200 members, cultivates human connections.

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

 
 

Benefits of Remote Work -

How an Effective Remote Work Culture Can Relieve the Loneliness Epidemic
Loneliness is an epidemic more dangerous than obesity, remote work can be a cause, but also a solution...

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

Food For Thought -

5 Tips for Negotiating a Remote Work Policy with Your Boss
To convince your boss that a remote work policy can be good for business, FlexJobs career specialist Brie Reynolds suggests following these five steps...

The Remote Worker’s Practical Guide to Balancing Travel and Work
Learn from a seasoned Digital Nomad - these eight best practices will make or break you...

Remote Working: A Work In Progress
Remote work is far from an all-or-nothing proposition... companies are training employees to get the most out of a technology-enabled world...

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

Remote Work Buzz -

RLTT The Traveling Introvert - What Does Your Workspace Look Like?

Condo Developers Capitalize on Rise of Remote-Working Entrepreneurs

Demand for Remote Working Sure to Keep Growing

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

 


 

We’d love to connect with you further!

Our free Facebook group, the Remote Leadership Think Tank is a community forum connecting 400 + like-minded remote leaders and team members from around the globe. The purpose of the group is to create a community of fellow remote team leaders and members through discussion and support on all things remote work.

Come join the conversation! Know someone who would like to join as well? Feel free to add them!

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Want to be heard?

We would love to feature you as our next guest on our podcast!  If you have an idea, product, or service that can benefit remote leaders and their teams, reach out and let us know! Pitch your episodes idea here.

Have any questions for us or topics you want to learn about? Reach out at info@rebelandconnect.co and we will do our best to incorporate the answer into our next newsletter in addition to reaching out to you directly!

"Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world."
- Harriet Tubman

May 2018 be a year of your biggest big dreams both envisioned and realized!

Until next time...

The Rebel + Connect Team,
Charlie + Rachel + Summer
Custom Retreats For Your Remote Team!
970.325.6833

Schedule your Free Consultation today by sending an email to info@rebelandconnect.co with subject line "Free Consult"

 

Rebel + Connect creates custom retreats for remote teams. A Colorado based company owned and operated by Charlie BirchRachel McGehee, and Summer Weirich, we operate remotely and service clients from all over the globe. Join us as we create cultures of meaning and celebrate human connections in a digital world!

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