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Presentation: How to Be a High Performing Distributed Agile Team

Track: Leading Distributed Teams

Location: Mountbatten, 6th flr.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Wednesday

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Abstract

Working from a distance comes with its own set of challenges. Distributed agile teams need to combat the "out of sight, out of mind" mentality and learn how to build trust in new ways. In this interactive presentation, we'll explore how digital nomads, virtual entrepreneurs, and global organizations are reaching through the screens to collaborate seamlessly at a distance. You will walk away with new ideas for what it means to be “present” at work and how to create that sense camaraderie even when you're virtual.

Speaker: Lisette Sutherland

Author of Work Together Anywhere

Lisette Sutherland is a remote-working German-born American living in the Netherlands who is totally jazzed by the fact that it’s possible to work from anywhere. In fact, it’s not just possible; it’s completely, productively workable – if you do it right. Her company, Collaboration Superpowers, shares just how to do it right in a variety of formats:

  • Work Together Anywhere: A Handbook on Working Remotely — Successfully — for Individuals, Teams, and Managers
  • Speaking engagements and webinars
  • Work Together Anywhere workshops
  • Weekly podcasts featuring interviews with remote-working experts
  • Bi-monthly newsletter
  • Guest appearances at Pilar Orti’s 21st-Century Work Life podcasts

Lisette has given presentations at a wide range of events, from conferences and Meetups all over the world to a TEDx talk on the theme Unbox the Future in Kaunas, Lithuania. Her workshop clients include Air France, ING, CrossKnowledge (Wiley), Rabobank, and Saint-Gobain. In January 2018, both the Collaboration Superpowers podcast and the 21st-Century Work Life podcast series were deemed among the Best Remote Work Podcasts by Workplaceless. 

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