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We're going to watch the video about distributed workforce. Listen carefully and fill in the blanks.
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As the popularity of remote working continues to spread, workers today can collaborate across cities, countries and even multiple time zones. How does this change office dynamics? And how can we make sure that all employees, both at headquarters and at home, feel connected? Matt Mullenweg, cofounder of Wordpress and CEO of Automattic (which has a 100 percent distributed workforce), shares his secrets.
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4 minutes 39 seconds
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1. Fill the gap.
Some of them choose not even to have a home base, they're
2. Fill the gap.
Whether they are inor traveling through Airbnbs
3. Unmix the sentence.
4. Fill the gap.
It was achoice from the very beginning.
5. Fill the gap.
You probably noticed I don't use the word "remote," because itthat some people are essential and some aren't.
6. Fill the gap.
I think ais the most effective way to build a company.
7. Fill the gap.
The key is you have toit consciously.
8. Fill the gap.
When we started WordPress, many of the first 20were people I'd never met in person.
9. Fill the gap.
In Silicon Valley, the big tech companiesessentially the same small pond or bay.
10. Fill the gap.
By making a company distributed we canfrom the entire ocean.
11. Fill the gap.
At the base of the decision to go distributed, there's a desire to give peopleover how they do their work.
12. Fill the gap.
You can save the time you'd spend commuting anditthings that are important to you.
13. Fill the gap.
But if people work remotely and some members of the team are having those conversations they don't
14. Fill the gap.
Alwayswhere you were and what you were thinking about.
15. Fill the gap.
This allows others towhere you
16. Fill the gap.
When everything's shared and public, it allows new people toquickly.
17. Fill the gap.
Once a year wewhere the entire company comes together for a week.
18. Fill the gap.
We want to make sure everyone's aligned andand they have a deeper connection with their colleagues.
19. Fill the gap.
Every person at Automattic has athat they can put towards a co-working space or just to buy coffee,
20. Fill the gap.
One group in Seattle decided toand rented a workspace on a fishing pier.
21. Fill the gap.
The companies will evolve to be distributed first, or they'll beby those that are.
22. Fill the gap.
… consider how you canglobal talent,
Olga1993ananich is from/lives in Belarus and has been a member of iSLCollective since 2018-09-26. Olga1993ananich last logged in on 2022-08-04, and has shared 8 resources on iSLCollective so far.
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