As we bring 2020 to a close, what have we learned so far, and what do we have yet to learn about working remotely, or working effectively in hybrid configurations? In this fireside chat, we look at key highlights from the Strategies for Working Remotely panel series and dig deeper. "Ask me anything" questions may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Spring 2020 many workers abruptly transitioned from a primarily on-site to a primarily remote work experience. Many people will be (or already are) transitioning to a hybrid experience. In this panel discussion we explore teams who are blended remote and on site, and how to be effective and efficient in long-term hybrid settings.
In response to the need for many to transition to unplanned remote work, the IDEAS-ECP Productivity project launched the panel series Strategies for Working Remotely. This panel discussion “How to Make Virtual Teams Tick” addresses ways to bring teams who have been disrupted by change back into balance.
Several laboratories have onboarded interns and new team members to work remotely with geographically dispersed teams. What are some lessons learned and best practices that we can take away from this experience? Staff members of DOE laboratories will speak about their experiences in onboarding and mentoring new hires virtually.
As working remotely has suddenly become a near-universal experience, many software teams are now functioning as completely virtual teams. This panel brings together staff members of DOE laboratories, who will speak about experiences in recent transitions from co-located and partially distributed software teams to fully virtual software teams.
While working remotely is challenging enough, many are currently experiencing unique complexities involved with parenting, transitioning to online school at home, and work. This panel brought together ECP staff members, a new staff member on-boarding with a National Lab, and a Montessori educator to share ideas and provide resources to assist.
Working remotely has suddenly become a near-universal experience for staff members of research organizations, but for some it has been a way of life for years. This panel brought together five staff members of U.S. Department of Energy laboratories, all members of the Exascale Computing Project, with years of varied experience.