Beta Quarantine Shopify is giving its…

Beta Quarantine

Shopify is giving its employees a nice stipend for office equipment while they work from home. 🏘️

The Canadian company already has over a thousand remote employees, but starting March 16, the whole company (~5,000 people) will be in their home offices to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

While a $1,000 stipend sounds really nice, an unexpected transition to remote work for whole teams that may have no experience with it will probably require some careful management.

, Director of People Operations at Human Made, offers some really good advice about keeping your people happy and effective when they're suddenly working from home.

As always, good, proactive communication is key. Assume best intentions, be open and transparent, and know the signs of burnout. 😫

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