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9. Remote Works: The Future of Work is Here featuring Tamara Sanderson

Tamara Sanderson Remote Works

Tamara Sanderson is amazing! She is a seasoned remote work expert with a wealth of experience working for prominent companies like WordPress and IDEO, and I’m so pleased she agreed to come on the podcast!

About Tamara

With a passion for revolutionizing the traditional work model, Tamara has dedicated her career to exploring the dynamics of remote work, emphasizing freedom, flexibility, and focus.

During her tenure at WordPress, Tamara honed her expertise in remote team management, contributing to the company’s innovative approach to distributed work. She played a pivotal role in fostering a vibrant remote culture, leveraging tools and strategies to enhance collaboration and productivity across global teams.

Tamara’s insights into asynchronous communication, remote team dynamics, and creating meaningful work environments have been instrumental in shaping the future of remote work.

Her advocacy for structured yet liberating remote work practices has led her to co-author a book titled “Remote Work: Managing Freedom, Flexibility, and Focus,” which provides actionable strategies for individuals and organizations embracing remote work.

Tamara holds a deep belief that remote work offers unparalleled opportunities for individuals to thrive professionally while enjoying a fulfilling work-life balance. 

Through her work, she aims to empower others to create their ideal remote work experiences and unlock their full potential in a rapidly evolving digital landscape.

Key Takeaways from this Episode

  1. Shift from Email to Chat: Encourage teams to minimize reliance on email for internal communication and prioritize using chat platforms for transparency and accessibility.
  2. Embrace Asynchronous Communication: Promote asynchronous communication to allow team members flexibility in responding to messages and reduce interruptions during deep work.
  3. Results-Oriented Approach: Adopt a results-oriented approach to managing remote teams, focusing on clear expectations and deliverables rather than micromanagement.
  4. Create a Strong Company Culture: Foster a strong company culture through storytelling, shared experiences, and regular meetups to build trust and camaraderie among remote team members.
  5. Encourage Local Community Engagement: Encourage remote workers to engage with their local communities to combat isolation and find social connections outside of work.
  6. Invest in Workspace Setup: Encourage remote workers to invest in creating a conducive workspace, whether it’s a dedicated home office or a cozy corner in a café, to enhance productivity and well-being.
  7. Seek Balance and Meaning: Prioritize work-life balance and meaningful contributions by structuring work routines, pursuing personal interests, and finding purpose in remote work experiences.

Connect with Tamara

LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/tamara-sanderson-943a051/ 

Website – https://www.remoteworksbook.com/

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