Working from home in distributed teams isn’t exactly new. What is rarer though is how to scale it. At Elastic we are now more than 2,000 and we have been in the work from anywhere mode when we were founded in 2012. This talk shares some things that have and have not worked out while we learned how to scale over the years:
- Responsibilities from each one of us.
- How to work with meetings — 1:1, team, and company-wide.
- How your managers are essential in keeping the team together and everybody’s sanity.
- Why adding more teams and people will create bumps in your growth and how to overcome them.
PS: While this talk focuses on the scaling side, Work from Home: Challenges & Tips dives into the perspective for individuals and Building Distributed Systems in Distributed Teams on how to get started as a company.