Working Remotely Panel Series Archive

All Past Events

Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series @SC21 – Sustainable Hybrid Approaches for HPC

This panel discussion held during SC21 explores strategies for working remotely, with emphasis on how teams in high-performance computing (HPC) can be effective and efficient in long-term hybrid settings, where some staff work remotely and others on site, or collaborate while geographically dispersed.

Strategies for Working Remotely at the DOE Laboratories of the Future Workshop on Effective Teaming and Virtual Collaboration

the DOE Laboratories of the Future (LOTF) workshop series will be focused on effective teaming across the DOE laboratories and how we can best integrate new tools and mechanisms for virtual collaboration.

Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series – Training Virtualization

Many organizations abruptly transitioned to a primarily remote work experience last spring.  However, organizations still have training needs that were once largely accomplished through in-person events. This panel will share their insights about lessons learned over the past year and how those  experiences will inform plans moving forward.

Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series – I Finally Have the Internship I Always Wanted, Now What?

What does a “virtual internship” lack, and what changes to mentoring or onboarding must be made? In the ninth installment of the panel discussion series, seasoned scientists offer career advice for students and early career scientists on weathering a pandemic, time management, and how to adjust to long-term change.

Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series – How does remote work impact creativity and innovation?

How does working remotely and a phased return to “the office” impact our creativity and innovation? What is it about serendipitous face-to-face interactions that we find difficult to replicate online? In this discussion we explore thinking differently about co-located collaboration and question unintended effects of working remotely.

Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series – Year in Review: What have we learned so far?

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

Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series – Sustainable Hybrid Approaches

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.

Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Series – How to Make Teams Tick

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.

Strategies for Working Remotely Panel Discussion – Virtual Onboarding and Mentoring

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.

Strategies for Working Remotely: Making the Transition to Virtual Software Teams

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.

Strategies for Working Remotely: Challenges Faced by Parents Who are Working Remotely, and Overcoming Them

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.

Strategies for Working Remotely: Advice from Colleagues with Experience

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.

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