Rukmini Reddy

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I can’t believe it’s been over a year since many companies, including Slack, transitioned to full remote work overnight.

I’ve spent a lot of my career working remotely, and I’m what people call a “remote native.” I’ve built and managed teams of other employees who have no fixed offices across the globe. And since joining Slack last summer (right in the middle of the pandemic), I haven’t met any of my colleagues in person.

Most remote natives have only ever met their boss or teammates through a computer screen. And even as society edges back towards normality, the way we work isn’t ever going back to normal. In fact, 72% of workers envision a hybrid future, where time is split between the office and remote work.

Now, don’t get me wrong, I’ll be ready the day they reopen the Slack office in San Francisco next year. But being a remote native has let me spend more time with my family, eliminated my commute, and given me a better work-life balance.

It’s the future, and my advice is that it’s important we learn to adapt.

Slack’s remote onboarding experience was the best I’ve ever had

Joining Slack fully remote was interesting, challenging, and honestly, a little bit weird. The experience stretched leadership muscles I didn’t know I had. But despite the challenges, the virtual onboarding at Slack bested any onboarding I’ve experienced elsewhere.

I very quickly felt like I belonged at Slack. Our corporate ethos is friendly and human-first, and the onboarding process was no exception. It goes beyond the typical “get to know you” onboarding flows I’ve experienced in the past. Instead of questions like “Where are you from?” my colleagues asked me things like: “What does support look like for you from me as we begin our journey together?”

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Source:: Business Insider

      

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