Slack's VP of engineering says joining the company during the pandemic helped shape her best practices for managing a remote team

Posted On: May 11, 2021   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Slack's VP of engineering says joining the company during the pandemic helped shape her best practices for managing a remote team

Summary List Placement I can't believe it's been over a year since many companies, including Slack, transitioned to full remote work overnight.
I've spent a lot of my career working remotely, and I'm what people call a "remote native." I've built and managed teams of other employees who have no fixed offices across the globe. And since joining Slack last summer , I haven't met any of my colleagues in person.
Most remote natives have only ever met their boss or teammates through a computer screen. And even as society edges back towards normality, the way we work isn't ever going back to normal. In fact, 72% of workers envision a hybrid future , where time is split between the office and remote work.
Now, don't get me wrong, I'll be ready the day they reopen the Slack office in San Francisco next year. But being a remote native has let me spend more time with my family, eliminated my commute, and given me a better work-life balance.
It's the future, and my advice is that...

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