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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 how to use flex-teams on demand to boost the success rate of any project to outsourcing and leveraging virtual assistants!
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Remote Work Summit!
We are still accepting applications for Remote Work Summit 2018 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.
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 resources 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.
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...
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)
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!
Remote Work News from February 2018
(RLTT = author is a member of Remote Leadership Think Tank members!)
Remote Leadership -
RLTT Setting Up Efficient Communication Methods for Remote Work - Efficient communication is essential to your success in a remote environment. It’s the cornerstone of your relationship with clients. Without efficient communication, things can get bad really fast.
Top 5 MadSkills to Organize your Remote Work Life - If you've never worked from home, you probably imagine a lot of naps, housecleaning, self care time, and daily excursions. If you've worked from home, you know this is all VERY far from the truth and that is takes some MadSkills to be productive day in and day out.
How to keep your online business’ remote workforce on the same page - One of the latest questions I’ve been faced with is how to best manage a remote team. It’s hard to keep people that work side-by-side every day moving forward; it’s harder to keep your online business’ remote workforce on the same page.
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Benefits of Remote Work -
RLTT 2 years of team retreats at QLC on a budget - Inspired by Buffer in early 2016, we have since actively organised team retreats in different cities twice a year. The two main reasons: We are a culture-first company. We prioritise team development.
What My Team Discovered When We All Worked Remotely For A Week - HubSpot held a “remote week” where everyone worked offsite. Here’s what the office folks learned about their remote colleagues.
Remote work offers the Heartland an opportunity to transcend geographic constraints - ...there was a shift from predicting a fear of inevitable, automated doom and gloom to planning for potential positive futures of work. That should give the Heartland hope. To be sure, the Midwest is beholden to geography in a world where it still matters a lot. The shifting economy has gutted its towns and stunted its growth.
Is Working From Home Better For You? - In this post, I'm digging into the benefits of remote work. I had the opportunity to chat with Sara Sutton Fell, the founder of Remote.co, 1 Million For Work Flexibility and FlexJobs, a job-hunting site for professionals seeking remote employment.
14 People Share the Biggest Benefits of Remote Work - The benefits of remote work for employees and freelancers are many—no more commuting, being able to make time for exercise, and spending more time with your family are just a few. But how do these benefits play out in the day-to-day life of real remote workers?
Share your big why of remote work on Twitter - tag @rebelandconnect and use the hashtag #GoingRemote
Food For Thought -
RLTT How to sell your Expertise as a Service - 10 crucial points to understand in order to succeed as an independent expert
RLTT 40 Lessons From 4 Years of Remote Work - Many of the biggest changes have come from the fact that I’ve now been working remotely for four years now, after having never experienced it (not even a little bit!) previously.
How to Master the Double-Edged Sword of Remote Work - For many, the opportunity to leave the occasionally not-so-friendly confines of an office and work from the comforts of home is the ultimate dream...However, with great power comes great responsibility. The perks of working from home come with a few caveats that, if you’re not careful, can be detrimental to your productivity and career.
These Three Phrases are Killing Innovation at Your Workplace - Most of us want to work in an innovative workplace, but you could be subliminally creating a culture that squelches creative thinking.
Reaching Millennial Candidates Through Company Culture And Community - Several months of research, several hundreds of profile views, several dozens of resumes, 32 phone screens, 14 first interviews and three-second interviews all came down to two questions. Our real estate firm was two questions away from landing our top candidates.
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Remote Work Buzz -
RLTT Combining Remote Work and Your Athletic Bucket List - Running has taught me how to set (and meet) professional goals. Thankfully, remote work has returned the favor, enabling me to travel to places like Russia and Cyprus for major races.
Emiratisation update: the right to request remote working - In an effort to create new job opportunities and encourage a better work-life balance for UAE nationals living in remote areas, the UAE Ministry of Human Resources and Emiratisation (MHRE) recently published Ministerial Resolution No. 787 of 2017, concerning teleworking (the Teleworking Resolution).
Charlotte ranks as a top ‘Work from Home’ metro in the U.S. - The Charlotte metro — along with three other locales in the Carolinas — have landed among the top 25 cities in the U.S. for working remotely, according to a recent analysis by online job-search company Indeed.
Your Company Will Not Let You Work Remotely — But Why? - People want remote work. I hear this from job seekers, comments on social media, and leaders at technology companies. Everyone wants it and research proves the benefits. But many companies just will not let it happen. What is driving this disconnect?
Remote company spotlight: GitLab - It’s more than likely that you’ve heard about GitLab, an open source application for Git repository management and code collaboration. But did you know that behind it is one of the most successful fully remote companies in the world?
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