Quinn Slack of Sourcegraph on Moving to Fully Remote and Zoomcations


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In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods, spoke to Quinn Slack, CEO of Sourcegraph, about becoming a fully remote company, ways to improve communication and collaboration and the value of Zoomcations Why listen to this podcast: • If working remotely really is optional then it’s really important not to put any subtle pressure that says to people that they need to be in the office – it causes stress and confusion • Coming into a half-empty office feels like being in a disaster movie, and generates subtle pressure on people to come into the office • Working remotely is a forcing function that causes you to tackle problems which get ignored when working in person, such as how you onboard new people and how you encourage collaboration • Making all policies and way-of-working public and visible enhances collaboration and communication • Zoomcations (taking a week and working completely asynchronously, without attending any synchronous meetings) allow for deep work and expose communication & collaboration shortcomings in organisation systems More on this: Quick scan our curated show notes on InfoQ https://bit.ly/2ZLdzIq You can also subscribe to the InfoQ newsletter to receive weekly updates on the hottest topics from professional software development. bit.ly/24x3IVq Subscribe: www.youtube.com/infoq Like InfoQ on Facebook: bit.ly/2jmlyG8 Follow on Twitter: twitter.com/InfoQ Follow on LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/company/infoq Check the landing page on InfoQ: https://bit.ly/2ZLdzIq

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