A Conversation about Remote and Hybrid Work
With Sarah Aviram
Even before the pandemic and the great resignation, Sarah Aviram was curious about remote work. By now, she’s a renowned expert.
Sarah was working for a tech company when she began researching the value of working from home by exploring it herself. After working remotely from 12 countries in 12 months in 2019, researching and living the future of work, she published the best-selling book, Remotivation: The Remote Workers Ultimate Guide to Life-Changing Fulfillment.
Sarah Aviram is a workshop facilitator and keynote speaker and has spoken at Google, American Express, Avon, Bank of America, PepsiCo and NYU School of Business on creating successful hybrid work environments, team connectivity in remote work, and optimizing workforce performance by motivating workers.
Begin by getting curious
Sarah began with a question: What is the value of remote work, and how can we use it effectively? And what are the benefits and challenges of remote work?
While still employed as a Director of Talent Development for a New York-based tech company, Sarah was looking into ways to recruit quality talent when she noticed a trend-people were talking more and more about remote work. In the interest of finding and retaining the best talent from around the globe, Sarah’s boss set her free to try it out and report back.
When the pandemic hit and Sarah was suddenly laid off, her interest in remote work didn’t lessen-it grew exponentially. She realized that this was her opportunity to bring her findings to print and help others find greater satisfaction in their work lives.
The six factors that drive our decisions about work
In her book, Sarah discusses the six contributing factors to our happiness with work: Money, identity, routines, growth, impact and joy. She asks us to evaluate our priorities, find where our values actually lie, and create a life that serves us.
Be sure to listen to this high-quality interview with Sarah Aviram to get a taste of the wisdom to be found in her book, and finally discover the working arrangement that works for you!
“If you don’t like your job in Baltimore, you’re not going to love it in Bali.”
“I thought I was just writing a book for a small niche group of remote workers…and then the whole world became remote. I started my own business doing workshops for companies to help them motivate and engage remote workers and help them perform at their best!”
“You never know where opportunities are gonna come from. You have to keep getting the word out about what you do.”
“More people are quitting their jobs at a record rate. There are a few reasons. We came out of a global pandemic, and people during that time started reevaluating their lives, what’s important and what role they want work to play in their lives.”
“During the pandemic, a lot of people didn’t spend money. They saved and had a little nest egg. They started to think, maybe I should start that business I’ve always wanted to start! Maybe I could take some time before I jump back into something!”
“It’s important to think not just about what kind of work you’re good at, but also what kind of work energizes you? Those two things could be different. What do you want to do more of?”
Links mentioned in this episode:
Visit Sarah Aviram’s website: https://sarahaviram.com/
Purchase her book, Remotivation: The Remote Workers Ultimate Guide to Life-Changing Fulfillment: https://sarahaviram.com/book/
Hire Sarah to speak at your event or facilitate a workshop: https://sarahaviram.com/speaking/
Connect with Sarah on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarahaviram/
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