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If the last year has taught us anything, it’s that the way we think about, well… everything has to change, including the way we think about work and leadership.
In this session, we will explore the differences between remote and in-person leadership, challenges and opportunities created by physical distance, and how to prevent it from also becoming emotional and intellectual distance.
We start from a set of questions we’ve asked ourselves both in the past and more recently:
- How do you create and maintain connection and trust when you cannot look someone in the eye or walk by their desk?
- How do you oversee work, advice, mentor and help people grow at a distance?
- How does a team that can’t get together, stay together?
- What kind of additional or different support does your team (and you) need?
- And more…
About the speakers
Alberta is a senior design and transformation executive, with a deep specialism in service design, systems thinking, agile and customer experience. She focuses on transforming organisations to support design and delivery of future-friendly, end-to-end service experiences that are insight-led and unlock value for customers and businesses.
Martina Hodges-Schell helps organisations become more customer-centric and works with them to transform their culture, teams, and practices to better innovate, collaborate and deliver outstanding products.
Over twenty-five years, Martina has supported a wide variety of industry-leading enterprise and startup clients in their transformation journey and in launching new products. She has led product innovation capabilities and built thriving cross-disciplinary teams for world-class consultancies (Pivotal, Flow, Method), tech leaders (Amazon, Yahoo!) and startups/scaleups (Play.com, Travelmatch).
She coaches leaders (sometimes with horses), co-authored “Communicating the UX Vision” to help teams communicate and collaborate better, and teaches user-centred design at the University of the Arts London.