Global Nomads and Remote Wrok

In a historical moment where everything is political, and we keep hearing references to "walls", "bans" and all sorts of restrictions that try to inhibit a person's mobility around the world, it has never been so important to discuss global mobility in relation to the future of work. The future of work is, undoubtedly, deeply connected to remote work and global mobility. Forrester Research’s (US) estimates that the number of mobile workers will reach 63 million (43 percent of the U.S. workforce) sometime in 2016. (REF)

While “work from home” has been a common model, the pervasiveness of digital nomadism has changed the face of global work patterns. Remote and mobile work is here to stay.

This exciting trend brings about new work configurations and possibilities, but also new challenges. Tension and contradiction can sometimes exist between our basic social needs and physical disconnection, and between flexibility for the individual and the collective needs of collaboration. If agile is still cutting edge, shouldn’t agile organisations be leading the way in pursuit of answers to these things? Agile organisations can lead the way and provide solutions that enable a team to make the best out of blended work practices while avoiding the pitfalls of remote work.

Agile frameworks that are effective arrive at seamlessly blended workflows. During this talk, I will present the cutting-edge agile practices used at [Company Name] to embrace digital nomadism and shape the future of work. I will share with the attendees the challenges, triumphs, tools, and characteristics that make up an organization that is successfully embracing digital nomadism. Envato's Work From Anywhere policy is more than just an effective policy. In today's global society, it is also a symbol of another kind of world, of another way to live and work together. It is an example of what is possible when we have trust in each other and in our communities.

 
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Outline/structure of the Session

Part I - Intro

  • Quick introduction
  • Building empathy

Part II - Nomadism

  • Historical context
  • Digital Nomadism

Part III - The heuristic nature of today's work

  • Algorithmic vs heuristic types of work

Part IV - WFH & WFA Policies

  • Case Study: Envato’s experience implementing WFH - Work from Home and WFA - Work from Anywhere policies

Part V - Embracing nomadism

  • Agile and distributed teams
  • Techniques, social conventions and norms
  • Managing remote work
  • Dilemmas and drawbacks

Closing

Learning Outcome

  • Understand what is digital nomadism
  • How to embrace distributed teams
  • Basic steps and alternatives to live a nomadic life
  • Tips for how to stay engaged and productive while working remotely

Target Audience

Anyone that wants to learn more about Remote Work

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