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Tammy Bjelland

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Effective Remote and Asynchronous Work with Kaleem Clarkson & Tammy Bjelland

Engineering Culture by InfoQ

In this podcast Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods spoke with two of the speakers from the Remote Teams track at QCon Plus, Kaleem Clarkson & Tammy Bjelland, about the dangers of “hybrid” working environments and what is needed to make flexible remote and asynchronous working effective.Read a transcript of this interview: https://bit.ly/3nhPpCKSubscribe to our newsletters:- The InfoQ weekly newsletter: https://www.infoq.com/news/InfoQ-Newsletter/- The Software Architects’ Newsletter [monthly]: https://www.infoq.com/software-architects-newsletter/Upcoming Virtual Events - https://events.infoq.com/InfoQ Live:https://live.infoq.com/- September 21, 2021- October 19, 2021QCon Plus online conference:https://plus.qconferences.com/- November 1-12, 2021Follow InfoQ:- Twitter: https://twitter.com/infoq- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/infoq/- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/InfoQdotcom/- Instagram: @infoqdotcom- Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/infoq


11 Sep 2021

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Remix: Julia Gifford, Marcie Murray, and Tammy Bjelland: Women In Tech

Women in Tech Podcast, hosted by Espree Devora

Don't miss out on the next #womenintech podcast episode, get notified by signing up here http://womenintechshow.com. Be featured in the Women in Tech Community by creating your profile here http://womenintechvip.com/“Remix: Julia Gifford, Marcie Murray, and Tammy Bjelland”#womenintech Show is a WeAreTech.fm production.To support the Women in Tech podcast go to https://www.patreon.com/womenintechTo be featured on the podcast go to http://womenintechshow.com/featureHost, Espree Devorahttps://twitter.com/espreedevorahttps://www.linkedin.com/in/espreeGuest,Julia Giffordhttps://twitter.com/julijagiffordhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/juliagifford/Guest,Marcie Murray https://twitter.com/marciecmurrayhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/marcie-murray-a5152939/Guest,Tammy Bjellandhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/tbjelland/https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcela-fernandez-55067426/Be featured in the Women in Tech Community by creating your profile here http://womenintechvip.com/In LA? Here’s some awesome resources for you to become immersed in the LA Tech scene -For a calendar of all LA Startup events go to, http://WeAreLATech.comGet Podcast Listeners, http://getpodcastlisteners.com/Resources Mentioned:Truesix, https://truesix.co/Labs of Latvia, https://labsoflatvia.com/Shopify, https://www.shopify.com/Running Remote, https://runningremote.com/Workplaceless, https://www.workplaceless.com/Personal Website, http://tammybjelland.com/Credits:Produced and Hosted by Espree Devora, http://espreedevora.comStory Produced, Edited and Mastered by Cory Jennings, https://www.coryjennings.com/Production and Voiceover by Adam Carroll, http://www.ariacreative.ca/Team support by Janice GeronimoMusic by Jay Huffman, https://soundcloud.com/jayhuffmanShort Title: Julia Gifford, Marcie Murray, and Tammy Bjelland


19 Mar 2021

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509: Transitioning to Remote Leadership, with Tammy Bjelland

Coaching for Leaders

Tammy Bjelland: WorkplacelessTammy Bjelland is the Founder and CEO of Workplaceless, a training company that teaches remote workers, leaders, and companies how to work, lead, grow, and thrive in distributed environments. Workplaceless is a fully distributed company supporting enterprise, remote, and government clients such as Toyota, GitLab, and the US Department of Commerce.In this conversation, Tammy and I discuss how leaders can establish a mindset that helps them lead remote teams more successfully. We discuss how to take on a placeless mindset, explore the importance of shifting from how to why, and the best starting points for a communication charter.Key PointsFive key principles of a Placeless mindset: Embrace location independence over physical presence. Empower autonomous work with flexible schedules. Impact productivity with asynchronous communication and collaboration. Be open and transparent. Trust your colleague and employees.Fear of losing control tends to keep organizations from being able to make useful shifts in mindset. Leaders and organizations that move beyond the “how” of remote work and focus first on the “why” will have more sustainable success. Beware of simply trying to replicate what happened in the office. The whole point of remote work is that it is not like the office. Establish a communication charter. This makes it clear what tools are best — and also how to intervene when things don’t work as anticipated.Resources Mentioned Placeless Mindset by Workplaceless Goplaceless by WorkplacelessRelated Episodes Start With Why, with Simon Sinek (episode 223) How to Balance Care and Accountability When Leading Remotely, with Jonathan Raymond (episode 464) How to Lead a Remote Team, with Susan Gerke (episode 465)Discover MoreActivate your free membership for full access to the entire library of interviews since 2011, searchable by topic.


18 Jan 2021

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S2 Ep. #2 The future of distributed teams with Tammy Bjelland

Rosie Report

Lorraine Charles, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Na’amal passes the mic to chat with Tammy Bjelland, Founder, and CEO of Workplaceless, a training company that works to improve remote and hybrid team effectiveness. In this episode, they talk about how Workplaceless began and dig in to the future of distributed teams.


19 Nov 2020

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Tammy Bjelland - How Workplaceless is helping people and companies embracing remote work

Remote Work Movement Podcast

Tammy is the founder and CEO of Workplaceless, an international educational company focusing on helping individual and companies implement remote work. Tammy is passionate about education and learning hoe people learn. During the podcast we explored remote work and the online education world. Find out more about Workplaceless at: www.workplaceless.com


9 Jul 2020

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Tammy Bjelland of Workplaceless - 4/29/2020

LoudounPossible Pod

On this episode, we talk with Tammy Bjelland of Workplaceless. These days, so many of us are remote workers, and Tammy is a recognized expert in the subject. It's a fascinating discussion full of great ideas for working during the pandemic.  Tammy started her professional career in academia. In 2011, she began working remotely in edtech, and became interested in the techniques and methods necessary for individuals to not only learn new skills, but to do so remotely. She has put her experience with learning and development, education, and edtech to work helping people achieve location-independent growth ever since. Find out more at workplaceless.com


29 Apr 2020

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Tammy Bjelland: Remote Work at Workplaceless

Bright & Early

= Remote Work Series #5 =This episode is part of a series on Remote Work. I'm talking to leaders of remote companies about the pros and cons of working remotely, the most common challenges that remote-first teams face and how to overcome them. Issues like communication, hiring, loneliness and isolation, figuring out timezones, et cetera.This week I'm speaking to Tammy Bjelland. Tammy is the Founder and CEO of Workplaceless, a training company helping remote professionals, and the organizations that lead them, learn to thrive.== Workplaceless Goplaceless remote readiness evaluation Tammy on Twitter Headlamp: The Joel Test for Remote Teams

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5 Feb 2020

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Tammy Bjelland (Workplaceless) - Leveling Up Your Company with Remote Work - S1E14

Mastering Remote

Topics also covered on the podcast episode:  04:12 — How Tammy realized that working in an office is not really for her 07:00 — What fascinates Tammy the most about remote work 08:27 — How remote work can improve the education sector 13:30 — How Workplaceless started 16:46 — Why companies and managers need training to successfully become “remote” 21:51 — Why creating a career map is important for remote companies 24:54 — The #1 fear of companies who are trying to go remote 30:24 — The three pillars framework you can start with when proposing a remote initiative to your boss 32:37 — Is it possible to hire for potential? Mentioned resources: Running Remote conference Workplaceless Zoom Andreas Klinger Andreas Klinger: Normalizing Hiring Outside Silicon Valley Goplaceless Remote Readiness Assessment Claire Lew Claire Lew: Building Social Trust in Remote Teams Why are American companies so bad at re-skilling? Jason Fried Asana Available now on your favorite podcast players: iTunes Google Podcast Breaker Castro Overcast Spotify Stitcher Player.fm Tune In  Follow us on Twitter to get updates.


10 Dec 2019

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Tammy Bjelland, Founder of Workplaceless

The Remote Show

Starting in academia, Tammy shifted to Ed tech and began her own business consulting. She then saw the gap in education and training related to remote work, and she has been building Workplaceless to fill that gap. Tammy is a true pro, and had some quality insights about remote work culture, communication and major pain points related to managing and building remote teams. What I really enjoyed about our conversation, however, was how genuine Tammy is. Her best advice: “Not taking yourself too seriously” is one of my favorites, and I think isn’t heeded as much in business and entrepreneurship. Check out workplaceless.com and check out their wonderful remote work training options! Follow Tammy on twitter: @TammyBjelland Tammy’s book she would make everyone read: “Behold the Dreamers” by Imbolo Mbue


12 Jul 2019

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E20: Learning and Leading Remote with Tammy Bjelland

DistantJob Podcast

In today’s ever-changing business world, only those who learn are able to thrive. Doubly so when it comes to building and leading remote teams - everyone is still figuring out how to do it! Enter Tammy Bjelland, serial founder of remote companies and expert in the art of learning. Today’s guest is Tammy Bjelland, the founder and president of Learning in Bloom ,a learning solutions company that specializes in instructional design and a task-based approach to talent and expertise development. She is also the founder of workplaceless , where she provides resources to individuals who want to advance their careers while working remotely, and to organizations that want to build and grow productive, engaged distributed workforces. This episode sees us talk with Tammy about what it means to decide on working remotely as a career choice, not a lifestyle choice; what are some practical ways to act as a transparent leader while getting the pulse of your distributed organisation; and what the leaders of today need to know in order to be always making the best use of the learning material out there.


24 Jun 2019