In Episode 3 of the SocialOptic WorkTogether Podcast, Matt Partovi joins Benjamin Ellis to discuss company culture, people experience and remote working. All critical business elements that have seen more of a focus in recent years. Matt is Head of Remote at Distributed, and the founder of Culturevist, and he has made these elements his mission in a career spanning social media start-up, to optimising remote work and distributed working in global organisations. Matt shares his experiences and how they lead to his passion for company culture, and we explore some of the struggles companies face with remote working and outline the key principles to an effective remote working culture. You can learn more at the freelancer developer experience at and the People Experience community at

Show notes

Host: Benjamin Ellis

Show guest: Matt Partovi

Producer: Chris Trim

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