Our road from remote-friendly to remote-first
When I joined Liefery, my current company, the engineering team was remote-friendly. What do I understand here by remote-friendly? People were allowed to work remotely every now and then, but the state of working remotely was something exceptional. This often led to inefficient communication as we were excluding remote folks, postponed meetings, lacked tools and best practices.
It took us about a year to transition to a remote-first team. Remote-first as in: all the processes are optimised for remote work and that's the default way. In this talk I'll tell a story of how this change happened at Liefery, and highlight take-aways that can help your team take the same step.
Come to the presentation and hear me argue that fully co-located teams work, and fully remote teams work, but remote-friendly don't.