In December 2018, I was researching the future of work as the Director of Talent Development for a New York-based tech company.
All signs pointed towards a remote and hybrid work world (Covid-19 accelerated that trend by at least a decade).
I wanted to better understand the opportunities and challenges remote workers faced and convinced my former CEO to let me work remotely for 1 year - from around the world.
Two months later, I was one a one-way flight to Lima, Peru.
Over the next year, I lived and worked remotely from 12 countries in 12 months. From co-working spaces in Mexico City and Medellin, to cafes in Kuala Lumpur and Kyoto.
The Big Idea
Many remote workers I met thought that having the freedom and flexibility to work from anywhere would make them feel happier and more motivated at work.
But then they found themselves working from that beach in Bali still feeling stuck and unfulfilled.
I quickly realized that being able to work from anywhere was only a band aid solution for a much bigger challenge: not being motivated by the work itself.
Through interviews, focus groups, and surveys I conducted with remote workers, as well as my HR expertise, I identified the key motivators that drive the fulfillment of remote workers. This research became the basis of my best-selling book, Remotivation: The Remote Worker's Ultimate Guide to Life-Changing Fulfillment.
Now, as thousands of organizations like Twitter, Spotify, and Facebook are telling their employees that they can work from anywhere they do their most focused and creative thinking, it’s more important than ever that people make informed decisions.
I look forward to sharing my experience and research with your audience and the world, because it’s only once these motivators are activated and managed, that people can truly gain the benefits of the remote and hybrid work life.
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“Sarah Aviram has strengthened our company's culture of learning and development over the years and her efforts have made a huge impact on my professional and personal growth. She presents and facilitates workshops with tremendous passion and energy that ignites her audience. I love that she's always creating new innovative ways to help others grow and develop themselves.”
- Alex Liang
"I had the pleasure of working closely with Sarah for over three and a half years at IAC, where she served as the Director of Talent Development for Ask Applications & Mosaic Group. During that time, Sarah not only established our core learning and development philosophies, she also successfully launched a myriad of programs to help our employees around the world understand the motivations behind their work, define their path to success, and reach their full potential. Her thoughtful, warm, and empathetic manner enabled employees to really connect with her, and her attention to detail made working with her on communications a breeze. Sarah is someone who is truly passionate about the work that she does and has an awesome ability to inspire that passion in others."
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