As an online work marketplace that connects freelancers to employers around the world, Upwork has a unique perspective on how to manages remote workers. But how did the company manage its own internal team of 550+ as they shifted full-time to remote work? See the strategies that Upwork adopted in early April 2020, the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, to rapidly shift to a fully remote workforce.
Zoe Harte, SVP of HR and Talent Innovation at Upwork, shares cultural frameworks that Upwork used to adapt from in the trenches.
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