Remote Work Experience
I have worked remotely on and off. For some time, back in 2014, I was freelancing and taking up remote projects. During the first half of 2019, I was working as a remote co-founder.
Workers had questions, leadership did not have answers
Thanks for posting this Hrishikesh. As much of a gut-punch as it was to read. The leaders of this company are admired by many. Knowing that they're still steeped in white fragility and white silence is helpful for my research on how to be a good leader and where I spend my $$$. Definitely sharing this article with my community. I am currently doing DEI contract work with a company that recently became a B-corp with a goal to become an anti-racist organization and you absolutely can have amazing meetings on Zoom but it takes working with intention and setting up some guidelines and agreements. It takes a commitment to come back to the table after you screw it up. It takes a commitment to come to the table knowing there will be screw-ups. I'm on the team due to previous experience working with people with disabilities and mental health issues. I carry most of the privileges out there. I have and continue to put time and energy into understanding and identifying my privileges and biases and working to dismantle them in myself and hopefully in the larger systems where I participate.If you want to be a good leader, this work is a prerequisite. And it's just the right f-ing thing to do no matter who you are.
Heather Chavin (she/her)
I have worked remotely for a small business, half-time remote for a medium-sized company and now have launched my own business, GoGoDone Virtual Coworking Community so that I can do work I love from anywhere with AMAZING people. It's really a way to get the benefits of having positive, supportive coworkers without any office politics. Think accountability, masterminds, cheerleading, tough questions, other people's experiences, working with people from other countries in other industries -...