A Clear-eyed Look at Distributed Teams
Maria Gutierrez @mariagutierrez
VP of Engineering at Edinburgh-based FreeAgent. Previously worked at LivingSocial leading globally distributed teams, and at Adobe where she worked in the developer technologies group. Also a Director of the WomenWhoCode Edinburgh network.
Distributed teams can have big benefits for both employers and employees. But there are many challenges. Being successful requires changes to work practices, communication, and style — and not just from the remote people. Everyone will experience changes. It helps to be prepared … and most of what we see being written and discussed is focused on remote workers, not the organization that supports them.