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Running Remote: Takeaways from the world's largest remote work conference

We recap some of our favourite moments.
May 19, 2022
Oyster Team
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We were excited to be invited to Running Remote, the world's largest remote work conference: not only to deep dive into the future of distributed work, but also to meet some of our amazing partners in person! Sounds like a contradiction, right? Meeting in person when we’re all talking about remote work? In fact, it’s an amazing opportunity to connect as a community, be inspired, and learn from each other.

Innovators creating the best global employment experience

As an ecosystem, Oyster and our partners bring together all the pieces you need for global team expansion and management in one place. We value that on a business level, but also on a personal one, so the chance to connect in one place with a handful of these people and businesses was special.

Each of these experts are leading the way to help distributed and remote companies grow at pace, and many had a speaking slot at the event. We recap some of our favorite sessions below. Make sure to check out the recording here and the sponsors page!

A brief history of work-life balance, and how we can build a better future

Remote work threatens work life balance. In this keynote led by Ally Fekaiki, Founder at Juno, we learned about the pitfalls and advantages of the future of work and how we can hopefully proceed with a human centric approach.

What is the future of “the office” in a remote world?

With remote work becoming a permanent part of 'work' the question becomes: where is the physical office going? Are we looking at a future of coworking, hybrid offices, work and place physical spaces or a combination of them all? Our friend Mike LaRosa, Director of Channel Partnerships at Upflex, moderated a panel that explored these very questions.

Should most remote work be asynchronous?

When you look at experienced fully distributed companies you'll realize that most of them have one thing in common: They created scalable systems to make work happen asynchronously. Julia Szatar, Head of Product Marketing at Loom joined a panel discussion to share her take on the pros and cons of asynchronous work.

Do you need a Head of Remote?

Head of Remote is a relatively new position which has recently become more prevalent post pandemic. In a panel moderated by Chase Warrington, Head of Remote at Doist, we got to hear from some folks who hold this position, and what their day-to-day roles look like.

Going global, feeling local

The future of work is distributed. But what challenges and opportunities can leaders anticipate in this new era? Our CEO Tony Jamous and Partnership Lead, Bruno Cunha weighed in.

Some words from our partners

Part of the fun of meeting our partners in person was these candid insights caught in the moment. (In case you’re wondering about the background noise—it was a buzzing event! 😊)

Want to learn more about our partners? Check them out here.

About Oyster

Oyster is a global employment platform designed to enable visionary HR leaders to find, hire, pay, manage, develop, and take care of a thriving distributed workforce. Oyster lets growing companies give valued international team members the experience they deserve, without the usual headaches and expense.

Oyster enables hiring anywhere in the world—with reliable, compliant payroll, and great local benefits and perks.

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