Ask The Expert: Working With Remote Staff

Who should attend? This session is designed for nonprofit professionals who manage remote teams or are considering a remote or telework environment.

What’s it about? When you are looking to work with the best people, having a remote team may be the only option. This is the case for Speek’s software development team, which is distributed nationally and internationally. Speek co-founder and CTO Danny Boice will talk about the challenges Speek has faced with a distributed team, how Speek has addressed these challenges and the tools Speek uses to bring its remote staff closer together. Danny will be joined NTEN’s Membership Director, Megan Keane, who will share her experience as a remote NTEN staff person and offer tips for effectively working with remote staff.

What will I learn?

  • The challenges of building and managing remote teams
  • Best practices for managing remote teams
  • Tools that facilitate communication and collaboration for remote teams

 

About the Presenter

Danny Boice is the CTO of Speek, a 500 Startups funded startup, that lets users do conference calls with a simple link (speek.com/YourName) rather than using phone numbers and PINs. A serial entrepreneur and executive, Danny started his career as a software engineer working for startups like Network Solutions and MusicMaker.com in the 90’s. Danny founded his first company, Jaxara in the early 2000s. Danny attended Harvard and contributes regularly to The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Fast Company and Pando Daily as an expert on startups, product, technology and user experience. You can find Danny on Twitter @DannyBoice