Session type:

Case Study

Presented by:

Stephen Janaway

Bloom & Wild

Session time:

04 Oct 12:15 13:00

Session duration:

45 minutes

About the session

Bloom & Wild Engineering went fully remote and grew by 50% during the pandemic. 

This is a story about how they adapted to a world where being office-based is the exception, what they tried to improve team engagement and what’s worked and what hasn’t. Find out how they keep their fully remote squads engaged in both their squad’s mission and the mission of the wider company, and how they adapted their culture to match the new reality.

Participant takeaways:

  • How and why distributed teams are different and how to get the best out of a distributed team, both as a leader and a member of the team
  • What happened when Bloom & Wild moved from an ‘in-office’ model to a location-agnostic model
  • How to measure engagement and what to do with the results
  • Tried and tested techniques to improve engagement, including the squads assemble model which we’ve found, after two years of experimentation, works best for our teams
  • Ideas for a variety of in-person workshops and activities to build team engagement
  • How to maintain engagement when everyone goes back to their homes and back to video conferences

Themes:

Remote working, Teams, Culture, Team engagement
 

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