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FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 | 12PM EDT | VIRTUAL

Bridging the Distance

About the Talk

COVID-19 has pushed more teams to work remotely. Bridging the distance highlights some of the science behind remote communication. This talk and discussion will show why video calls don’t feel quite the same as in-person conversations and explore how teams can not just get through work from home challenges, but deliberately reshape their team dynamics and grow into a better new normal.

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20 mins presentation

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Post-talk Q&A on Slack

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19 | 12PM EDT | VIRTUAL

A Designer’s Guide to the Dark Arts of Workplace Politics

About the Session

Most people don’t do it because it feels icky and mysterious, to their great detriment. But if you do it right, it’s a powerful and legitimate tool in your belt.

Why? Because you can:
1. Create better problems and constraints that lead to a superior solution space for your design
2. Influence the roadmap so that your team can work on the right problems.
3. Change the project process so that you and your team can deliver higher quality products

Why you should trust Yitong:
1. They’re probably the only designer who majored and taught organizational psychology (aka the study of work teams)
2. They’ve successfully navigated their own organization: initiating major projects that shaped the roadmap, and changing the way we work.

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20 mins presentation

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Post-talk Q&A on Slack