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Ep. 23

How can you create a happy remote team?

How can we help each team member be the best version of themselves? How can we make our teams feel more like... a team?

Creating a sense of unity among your company can be a challenge that is even more difficult when operating remotely.
Apart from optimizing his productivity and minimalistic nomad lifestyle, Michael Alexis' team at Team Building is helping other companies optimize for happiness and motivation. He shares the characteristics of an engaging team-building experience, different influences that can enhance or reduce employee happiness, and the mindset that helps him stay mission-focused as a (remote) business owner. 
We also explored:
  • How they reached 25.000 5-star reviews 
  • Michaels inspiration from the non-fictional work of Isaac Asimov
  • The importance of social interaction and how to facilitate it in a remote team 
  • Impact of automation on employee happiness
Find the full transcript here.
Stay tuned for the next episode in which we have a special episode with WIRED Co-Founder and futurist Kevin Kelly - with questions and answers at the end of the episode. 
What should we talk about next?
We love hearing feedback and suggestions about our previous and future episodes, so tweet us @safetywing with any thoughts, ideas or guests we should invite on the podcast.

About your hosts

Sondre Rasch

Co-founder & CEO
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.

Michael Alexis

Team Building
Michael is the CEO of Team Building - a company on a mission to make organizations more productive by improving employee happiness, engagement and retention through team building activities. He is also "obsessed with page speed, ultra-light living and Asimov non-fiction. Technically a lawyer."
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