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|Session Name:||Remote Leadership: Challenges and Approaches|
|Company Name(s):||Blizzard Entertainment|
|Track / Format:||Production & Team Management|
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|Overview:||In the first quarter of 2021, many game teams were thrown, overnight into the world of work-from-home. Most people staff and leadership - were completely unprepared. This talk covers the challenges to our teams and tools for team leaders including tips and tools for preserving team cohesion; practices and tools for maintaining effective communication; common IT issues; and confronting individual and family struggles with the pandemic. We will also look into the future as we imagine the post-COVID-19 landscape of remote work.|