Microsoft’s Joel Martinez on Building People, Not Kingdoms

Joel Martinez
On this podcast, Joel Martinez, a senior developer at Microsoft, talks to us about how to spot when teams are or aren't ready to work remotely, creating the conditions for focused work, being flexible with tools, and ultimately, building people, not kingdoms.

In this episode of the DistantJob podcast, we talk to Joel Martinez. Joel Martinez is a Senior Developer at Microsoft, a prolific writer, and a huge advocate for remote work.

During our conversation, we talk about how to stimulate focus on a team, how to know if a team is ready or not to work remotely, what can remote employees do to be proactive in showcasing their work, and much more – Joel is a true practical expert in the field.

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