Challenging Team Habits

We just threw away a regular meeting. And no one is missing it (yet). How on Earth did we do a meeting that apparently no one needed? Don’t worry—all went according to plan. Here is why. Our meetings, before We’re a remote team, but we’re not fully...

Fixing Unlimited Vacation

We at engageSPARK have an unlimited vacation policy. It sounds good, right? Or … too good to be true? Unlimited vacation isn’t without controversy. Today we’re fixing one of the issues for us, and I’ll explain our thinking behind it. Problems with...

Remote Teams: Beware Bad Office Habits

Bad Office Habits can creep into remote teams just fine. A proud and happy remote worker, I didn’t realize this until I read on reddit a couple of days ago that Slack is “asynchronish”. That’s to say asynchronous … but not quite. That got me thinking....
Lessons from our Remote Team Traveling Together

Lessons from our Remote Team Traveling Together

Last month our remote team met in the Philippines. Time went by in a snap: board games, surfing, snorkeling to the backdrop of volcanoes and, yes, working. The best thing: Hatem met other team members for the first time, and vice versa. As usual some things went well...

How Remote Work Helps Me as A Single Mother

As remote work becomes more and more normal, I’m always curious how other people are dealing with it, what they get out of it, with different jobs, in different industries and personal situations. It’s not just idle curiosity: other perspectives are one...