Recently, Petra Coach presented a webinar, Yes! You Can Have All 3: Inc. 5000 Growth, Social Impact, AND A Fully Remote Workforce with Brian Roland.

You can find the full recording below.

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Top Takeaways

Building a Remote Team

Requires a few major mindset changes:

  1. Measure output over activity
    • Rather than value being measured by team members sitting at a desk from 9-5 doing “something,” you need to start measuring actual results
  2. Ask people to prioritize their personal life over their work life
    • If you’re not healthy at home, you’re not going to be effective at work
  3. For a remote team to grow culturally, your team really needs to understand the mission, vision and values – the WHY
    • In 2020, with the pandemic, we were all rallied around fighting one common enemy
    • Now, that cultural bridge is receding, and as the pandemic gets handled, you’re going to have a bunch of remote workers on an island that you need to pull in with a common cause

Rules of Engagement

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Email: doesn’t use for internal, but works great for external

Chat: internally this emulates being in the office/“water cooler talk, but not used externally

Audio/Video Conferencing: works internally for deeper conversations / brainstorming, and works externally but only when scheduled in advance

Phone: all around yes

Text: all around no unless emergency – it interrupts work/life balance, provides 24/7 access

Task/Project Management: uses internally, but externally clients don’t need access to your internal tasks and timelines – uses email for project updates instead

Social Media: doesn’t use internally, but does use externally to connect with clients

Creating an Impact Plan

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  1. Design your giving model
    • Abenity does 15% net profit
  2. Create your mission statement
  3. How are you going to promote it?
  4. Accountability: How will you stick with it?
    • This is where you can really blow it and lose trust
    • Your plan can be time bound, not forever
  5. What are the potential roadblocks?

Social Mission

Abenity Started with a social mission, because they wanted their “WHY” to be greater than anything else

Unexpected Perks of a Social Mission

  • Competitive edge
    • People do business with people they can trust
    • Helps you stand out
  • Meaningful teamwork
  • Cultural alignment
  • Shared purpose
    • Creates momentum as a team
  • Purpose-driven metrics
    • KPIs driven by mission
  • Community

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