Aaron talks to Ken Hui (@kenhuiny - Solutions Architect, AWS) about advice on working from home. We've been working remotely for over 20 years and this may we offer some tips and tricks to stay productive. Stay safe everyone
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Topic 1 - No tech topic this week. We’re going to talk a bit today about working remotely. This may be new and unexpected to some of you. To talk about this I invited past guest and occasional co-host, Ken Hui. Between Ken and I, we have worked together at a few different places in the past and probably have 20+ years working from anywhere. Welcome back Ken! For those that live under a rock and don’t know you, tell everyone a little about yourself and what you’re up to these days.
Topic 2 - Let’s start with some basics. What are the first steps to both keep your sanity and be productive? (Making sure your calendar is public, your company has a standard for chat/video/etc, don’t they? You are available during business hours, etc.) Set up a dedicated work space, etc. Don’t use Slack to replace email….
Topic 3 - At our last company together, Ken pushed hard for certain work from home inclusion rules, what were they? Video camera on, video camera off? People will always assume the worst.
Topic 4 - Weekly report on work to a distributed team: this week, next week, GYR status, upcoming PTO, etc.
Topic 5* - Have a start and stop time (that is friendly to your HQ)
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