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9th Apr 2020

#3 - Dena Upton, Chief People Officer at Drift

Nikki's guest is Dena Upton, Chief People Officer at Drift, creators of software for conversational marketing. Drift, in part, has built their success around a strong in-office culture centered around getting things done on site. So it has been important to find ways to transition to remote work. One of their tactics is to encourage virtual coffee catch-ups and donut dates to replace those random moments of connection and communication that happen in the office. Dena also tells us that with team members working in a wide variety of physical situations, it is important that managers respect boundaries, empathize, and be flexible about when work gets done. She also tells us why she recently wore a red, white, and blue wig to a meeting. You’ll have to listen to find out why. 

Watch the video podcast: https://youtu.be/o7gbhwMknqk

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About the Podcast

The WFH Show
How the world's leading companies keep their teams connected and engaged while working remotely.
On The WFH Show, hosted by Nikki Weisgarber, you'll hear from some of the world's leading companies on how they're keeping their teams connected, engaged, and effective while working remotely. Join us as we figure it out together.

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Nikki Weisgarber

Nikki is the Director of Client Success at Kudos where she leads the amazing team of humans that are responsible for helping businesses build a culture of appreciation. Prior to joining Kudos, Nikki has held roles at Nasdaq, Marketwired, and Greystone Managed Investments. She is an avid photographer and enjoys Crossfit training, olympic lifting, powerlifting, basketball, football and being a mom to 2 active girls. In her free time, she’s been binging Tiger King on Netflix, listing to Brene Brown’s podcast “Unlocking Us” and reading “Drive” by Daniel Pink.

About Kudos: Kudos is a private social network that allows you to connect your team to your company and one another through peer-to-peer recognition and enhanced communication. The Kudos system can also help you communicate your brand, connect your team to your culture and reinforce your values. These are the essential elements for creating a foundation for employee engagement.”