Keep Living the Dream! How to work remotely AND foster a happy, balanced life

Apr 03, 2020

Virtual. Remote. Distributed. Pick your label. This style of organization is becoming more popular and in-demand among many Drupal shops. While many folks have gone remote, some people find the experience quite isolating and disconnected.

Does remote work make people happier? Does it make them more productive? The answer is not really. It is not the act of working from home that creates employee happiness; it is creating a culture that fosters remote practices to develop meaning, collaboration and happiness.

Building and sustaining strong relationships with colleagues and clients requires both a unique approach and the use of a variety of tools to create the right work culture. Success of a remote team also depends on management, how the team is supported, and the systems in place.

In this session we will talk about how to be the best remote employee. The session will also provide strategies and ideas if you are a leader of a remote team. We will talk about key tactics to keep you (and all other staff) inspired, creative, productive and most importantly, happy!

What we will cover:

5 things you have to do each day to stay sane.

How to contribute to company processes to build a great culture for distributed teams.

The dark side of remote working, and what to watch out for.

Why you need a communications charter.

10 things remote team managers/leaders must know.

Tips, tactics and tools to build out your skills as a remote worker if you have a desk job now.

Hi! I'm Karim Boudjema, the developer and site-builder of this site. I'm currently working as Drupal developer at Symetris, a great Drupal agency in Montreal - Canada.

I was wondering how could I giving back to the Drupal community all what it gave to me during the last 10 years, that's how the idea of this site came to me ... (read more)

Hi! I’m Santiago Rico, the web designer and themer of this site.

When Karim proposed me to design and theme this site for the Drupal community, I accepted immediately because the community is the main reason why I love Drupal so much.