Love this! I 100% believe that when an employees realizes their manager actually cares about their life and doesn’t want them to give up on those commitments and down-time, that motivates them to get their work done more effectively in the time they have.
We have fun channels within slack, not just work oriented one. One that’s quite popular for us is a channel for travel photos since a lot of us take advantage of working remotely with travel photos. We also have a channel for music, movies/tv and random fun things. It has to be a fit for your team and what they want to discuss. I would decide these…
Totally agree, I work for an all remote company (Octane AI) and it’s been an incredibly asset for us. All the tools to succeed and be even more productive than in-person teams are there. I actually wrote a guide to being remote from what we have learned https://medium.com/@meganberry/the-complete-guide-to-working-on-a-remote-team-6bb11213e37c
Thank you for saying this Helen.
If someone has been accused of mistreating women, there is no reason for a guy to weigh in and say “But that bro was so nice to me, I don’t think he’s like that.”
Just like if someone was said to be racist, you wouldn’t decide whether that could be true based on how they treat white people. It’s sort-of missing the point.
Cindy, I’m so sorry you’ve gone through some rough times. So happy you’re getting help to get to a better place. Amazed at your bravery in what you have shared. I too need breaks to avoid total meltdown and I think it’s easy for people to forget that it’s a universal thing :)
I feel lucky to know you ❤
Backloading equity vesting is a really smart idea. The value to a company if you only stay one year is realistically not very high in most cases, and yet in SF and NYC you do see that happening a lot in startups.