Speaker

Anne Stefanyk

Anne Stefanyk

We design, build & support websites for clients who want to make a positive impact.

San Francisco, California, United States

As Founder and CEO of Kanopi, Anne creates clarity around project needs and turns client conversations into actionable outcomes. She enjoys helping clients identify their problems, and then empowering the Kanopi team to execute great solutions. She has years of professional Drupal hands-on experience from basic websites to large Drupal applications. She has been working in Drupal since 2007 and is an advocate for open source and co-organizes BADCamp.

Area of Expertise

  • Business & Management
  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • Drupal
  • WordPress
  • Leadership
  • Remote Working
  • Leading Remote Teams

Remote work has changed forever. How to adapt and thrive.

We have lived through this pandemic for more than a year. Many of us are forced to work from home, assuming we are lucky enough to have a job. We really don’t know when, or if, we are going to return to normal, or what “normal” looks like moving forward.

While the rest of the world scrambled to learn how to work from home with little notice, many in the Drupal community had already been working remotely for many years, making for a smoother transition for some. But balancing caregiving of other family members while working was certainly a new challenge for many of us. And the isolation is very real.

The question is, how is this pandemic reshaping our work world? Will we ever get to go back to the office . . . do we WANT to go back to the office? Will we want to attend in-person conferences if we can spend less and attend from the comfort of our homes? What impact on communications and connection will a hybrid workforce look like? Will work from home help in some way level out gender equality and diversity? Will we lose our day-to-day social interactions if all of our offices are virtual?

Beyond tools, this session will look at how remote work has changed forever and what you can do as an employee and an employer to adapt, support and thrive during this time and in the future.

Build a Culture that Creates Value: How Happy, Engaged Employees Foster a Thriving Business

Agencies are looking to scale and succeed in the marketplace while employees are seeking long-term workplaces where they can work on a common vision. But too many agencies are overlooking the most valuable way to create employee engagement and happiness: creating culture.

But culture cannot be forced by its leadership. Rather is it a spark that is lit and attracts those who share the same values. Culture is co-created by the employees and managers, and even your clients. Culture is the epicenter for employee engagement.

Culture and engagement are not about building a killer workspace (physical or digital) that employees want to perform their work in the day-to-day. It’s about building a rapport of give and take; one where employees feel they can add to and be an active part of a company's forward momentum.

Join us to learn about various ways to build and nurture a culture that fosters employee happiness, retention, and overall business success.

Anne Stefanyk

We design, build & support websites for clients who want to make a positive impact.

San Francisco, California, United States