Kaleem Clarkson

Chief Operating Officer @blendmeinc

Kaleem is a husband, father, remote work advocate, people operations professional, and speaker. He is the Chief Operating Officer of Blend Me, Inc a remote employee experience consultancy that helps startups and small businesses onboard, engage and retain their remote teams. With nearly 20 years of strategic operations and event planning experience, he helps leadership implement people operations solutions that increase productivity and engagement for both internal and external stakeholders. 

Kaleem was born and raised in Bangor, Maine, the home of Stephen King. He graduated from Worcester State University and has been featured in Harvard Business Review and was named one of the top 15 Remote Work Advocates and Leaders by All American Speakers Bureau. 

In addition to being a prominent advocate of remote work, Kaleem is an evangelist of the free, open-source CMS platform, Drupal, and currently serving as President of the Global Drupal Event Organizers Working Group. 

Kaleem currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia with his family. When he is not working, you can find him mountain biking on the trails of Georgia with his headphones, blasting a little hard rock music.

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Session

Hybrid-Remote Done Right: Evaluate the Remote Employee Experience

As the world has started to see some light at the end of the COVID-19 tunnel with a decline in cases and the distribution of vaccines, employers and employees have begun to prepare for the return to the office in a hybrid-remote setting. 

For some, the return to the office cannot get here quick enough, for others, the idea of having to battle the morning commute a few days a week is dreadful. With such a variety of individual preferences among executives, managers, and individual contributors, what considerations are there before making a decision on the workplace flexibility policy? Is it fair to evaluate remote work during a pandemic? How can we assess the remote employee experience to help guide our decisions? 

Join Kaleem Clarkson in this discussion as we reflect upon these important challenges.

Date

Wednesday May 19 / 07:10AM PDT (40 minutes)

Track

Running Effective Remote Teams

Topics

Remote Teams

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Remote Teams Panel

In the individual sessions, we looked at working remotely from the personal through to the company as a whole. In this panel, we'll hear ways that teams are linking these concepts together to make the experience of working together-but-apart work. It won't be a re-telling of the same presentations though: we'll dive, instead, into some of the personal experiences our panelists have had including the good, the not so good, and the downright disasters. Bring your questions, and if the prechat was any indication of how this panel will be, perhaps some popcorn as well!

Date

Wednesday May 19 / 09:10AM PDT (40 minutes)

Track

Running Effective Remote Teams

Topics

Remote Teams

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