Rebecca Downes
Rebecca Downes

Bio

Rebecca Downes

After nearly 20 years leading teams in the tech and film/visual effects industry in Wellington and working remotely, Rebecca left behind all hope of gainful employment to pursue her PhD. She is currently researching remote work and hopes her research will one day help companies embrace remote work too.

2019

Why Remote Work is Great and How You Can Be Great At It
Doing Great Work Breakout Session

It’s the age of technology and we’re all connected by the internet. So why do so many people still drag themselves through rush-hour traffic to get to the office every day? There is an alternative! I will talk about why companies and job-seekers should consider remote work. I’ll talk briefly about the advantages it can offer but mostly I will focus on what you need to know to be successful working remotely, based on best practice from remote workers all over the world and hundreds of hours of research for my PhD on distributed teams. All condensed down to just 45 minutes of useful knowledge.