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Ep. 29

Async vs synchronous teams

How can asynchronous work simplify remote collaboration?

Despite many companies going fully remote, they continue to collaborate largely via video calls, which can cause stress, frustration and a drop in productivity.
Together with Adam Nathan, the founder and CEO of Almanac, we discussed the benefits and challenges of asynchronous work, how to reduce meetings as a manager, and the art of switching your focus from inputs to outputs.  Topics we explored:
  • The document is a platform of collaboration rather than documentation
  • The value of creativity and ingenuity in managers 
  • Why writing is the most crucial skill to master as a remote worker.
Find the full transcript here
Stay tuned for the next episode with Yoeri Dassen from 7Percent Ventures on fundraising as a remote team.
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We love hearing feedback and suggestions about our previous and future episodes, so don’t hesitate to send us a tweet @safetywing or shoot us an email at jakob@safetywing.com. Resources

About your hosts

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
SafetyWing
Sondre co-founded SafetyWing together with Sarah Sandnes and Hans Kjellby. Born in Bergen, Norway, he studied economics and computer science, before starting work as a policy advisor for the government of Norway advising on social policies. After getting frustrated with the slow pace of government change, Sondre first founded SuperSide (YC W16), a platform for freelance designers. It was here he discovered the lack of a safety net for online remote workers. SafetyWing was then born with the aim of building a global social safety net.

Adam Nathan

CEO and Cofounder
Almanac
Adam is the Cofounder and CEO of Almanac, a collaborative document editor for remote teams. Before founding Almanac he held positions at Apple, Lyft as well as the White House Business Council.
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