Lisette Sutherland shares how to work together anywhere, but in a way that’s right for you and your team.
She’s the author of Work Together Anywhere and helps corporate teams learn how to work remotely more effectively.
Lot of great lessons in our conversations including:
- How the pandemic turned her 2-year old book into a must-read.
- Her curiosity to help people work together remotely grew out of working for someone who was trying to figure out how not to die.
- How her company was born out of sheer survival.
- How teams can work together anywhere.
Life Skills That Matter In This Episode
- Build community
- Self-directed learning
How Lisette Works and Thinks
- Wake up time: 7:30 am
- Gets unstuck by: Using time-boxing to accomplish specific things in a specific time.
- Ideal work environment: In the office, she set up in the attic of her home using pieces from the old apartment she loved to work in, including two external monitors, great speakers, and an electric sit/stand desk.
- Definition of success: A feeling of contentedness – that right now, she has enough.
“When stuff starts to get hard, as an entrepreneur, you have to be genuinely interested in what you’re doing in order to keep going.”
“I am an entrepreneur by accident.”
“Do not underestimate how difficult it is to figure out how you become productive.”
“Knowing that there’s no one right way, having an experimental mindset, and putting feedback loops in place – you can’t go wrong, I guess, with that framework.”
Struggling with how and when to take breaks while working remotely? Lisette shared this advice for working remotely:
1) At the beginning of every week, she sets her working hours in her calendar alongside her schedule.
2) Outside of those working hours, she doesn’t allow herself to work. If she needs to take a break or a nap, that time just comes out of the total work time.
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