40. Should Most Remote Work Be Asynchronous?

June 28, 2022


In the past two years, we've seen many companies experiencing remote asynchronous work for the first time. But many people still have questions and concerns around remote work and async work. What are the pros and cons? When is it time to go async? What systems do you need in place for it to actually work?

Today, we have Julia Szatar from Loom, Ryan Burke from Qatalog, Nathan Barry from ConvertKit, and Samantha Fischer from Okta joining us in this conversation.

In this episode, we’re discussing one thing, ‘should most remote work be asynchronous?’

In this episode:

[03:41] Why async is now the go-to method when we talk about remote work

[05:36] Systems you can implement to create an asynchronous way of work

[10:26] Shifting the culture around instant messaging in remote or hybrid teams

[14:45] What’s the right balance between sync and async work?

[17:55] The pain points of async work and how we can improve

[20:50] How work could look like if we go fully asynchronous 

[28:10] Answering questions from the public about remote work

Connect with our guests

Ryan Burke, Chief Revenue Officer at Qatalog.

Samantha Fisher, Head of Dynamic Work at Okta, Inc.

Julia Szatar, Head of Product Marketing at Loom.

Nathan Barry, Founder and CEO at ConvertKit.

Resources Mentioned:

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--- Other resources mentioned in this episode: Loom, Basecamp, Zoom, Slack, ConvertKit.


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