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Welcome to Democrats Abroad Zambia!

We invite Americans living in Zambia to get involved with DAZM,  the official country committee for US Democrats here. Watch this space for upcoming announcements of meetings and events - and if you're interested in putting on an event yourself or helping to get out the vote, please do get in touch with Will Bakker, the RVC for EMEA ([email protected]), who will help you coordinate and promote the activity. 

DA Zambia Leadership:

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Karen Frankenstein
| Global IT Team; Global Caucus Coordinator; AAPI Caucus Steering Committee
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    Embracing Change: Where ‘YOLO’ Economy Meets The New Hybrid Workplace
    Vu Hoang is the CEO and Founder of RocketLevel, a leading all-in-one marketing platform.

    As we all already know, there’s a huge shift happening in the workplace. Some of it’s been driven by Covid, but much has been powered by a deeply human need to explore talents in new ways—and maybe even in new places. 

    What does this mean from a company’s perspective? At my company, we had to ask some potentially uncomfortable questions. For instance, what do we need to do to embrace this change that’s happening versus responding to it as a threat? How can we repurpose our space now that we are mostly working remotely? Can we still work in an open office? We certainly don’t need a big office building in the ways that we did before the pandemic. 

    But it doesn’t stop there. It’s also about rethinking your team and how it works. At our company, which has a remote open office environment, we’re converting a lot of space into video studios because we know that if we’re mostly remote, we can repurpose the space. So, we’re recruiting and building a team across the country versus limiting ourselves to just local talent. 

    Finding Versus Fighting Talent

    I’m hearing that a lot of big companies are fighting this hybrid office environment instead of embracing it and working with it. Many companies are trying to force employees back into the physical office, but many respond with, “Nope, I’m quitting. I’m going to find something else.” And then the companies back down because ultimately they must stay in business.

    So, what’s working for companies who want to recruit and retain talent in the “YOLO (you only live once) economy” and “hybrid workplace?” Obviously, flexibility is king. But there’s one major keyword to include in most of your job postings: “remote.” With more employees than ever creating their own path forward based on their preferences and lifestyles, and a constantly revolving talent pool, it’s no wonder that remote jobs have risen dramatically in popularity since the pandemic. Why be chained to a desk when you can live and work from literally anywhere?

    Here are some good ways to attract (and retain) “YOLO economy” talent:

    • Offer remote work opportunitiesas a recruiting tool but acknowledge that not everyone wants to be a remote worker. Extroverts (such as sales teams) feed off each other and really need the creative energy of co-working.
    • Create an open desk/social working modelfor those who want to have drop-in opportunities to collaborate, mentor and socialize with their teams.
    • Design spaces around the office for specific purposes like problem-solving, creativity and brainstorming.
    • Recruit more people in more placesto keep your team fresh and energized.
    • Remain adaptable to changesas they occur and try to prepare for the unknown as much as you can.
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    To begin with, congratulations and thanks to all the outgoing and incoming DA admins – our best worker bees at all levels of our organization!

    During this country and chapter election period, we’d like to remind you of some VERY important rules and procedures to follow for the transition from one database or website admin to another.

    In a nutshell:

    1. ANYONE with access to the database, emailing or website posting MUST be certified.
    2. Access is given ONLY by the Helpdesk/IT team and it is absolutely forbidden to give your login to someone else.
    3. Infringement of these DA Policies will result in suspension of the country/chapter access.

    Steps to become certified (including links to the relevant files or pages):

    Action for  -> Country or Region Chair: submit the This is the Form you Need!

    Action for -> New admin

    1. Complete and upload a DA Confidentiality Agreement
    2. Review training slides on the Training Materials page
    3. Complete the Certification Quizzes for the tasks you've been assigned to do:

     

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    Upcoming Events

    Wednesday, August 31, 2022 at 07:00 PM Rome Time
    Kaprikorn in Milan, Italy

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    Native Americans around the fireJoin us for our 'back from vacation' evening

    Guest Speaker Ryan Turner

    We will hear from former Madrid Chapter President Ryan Turner who served as a Democrats Abroad Delegate to the DNC in Philadelphia. Ryan will be giving us his wrap up of the sights, sounds, and feelings of the Democratic Convention. To accompany this, we will be watching clips from the DNC.

    While every convention aims to ignite and unify the party base, this year after a spirited primary, the Democrats had the formidable task of bringing the Berners and team Hillary together. Did the party come out of the convention united? What has become of the Bernie revolution? And what can we do to move our progressive ideas forward?

    Clinton Kaine t-shirts will be on sale and we will host a raffle for DNC memorabilia: 4 t-shirts, some posters, some Delegate Credentials and two hats.  All collectable items!

    And the food's on us: DA Milan is offering free dinner buffet with purchase of a beverage!

    Voter registration support will be available at this event.

      

    When: Monday Sept. 26, 7-9 p.m.

    Where: Kaprikorn*, Via Carlo Ravizza 6

    * Basement room, http://www.kaprikorn.it/
    Red line metro: Wagner, De Angelis, Buonarotti
    Tram line: 16
    Monday, February 26, 2024 at 01:00 AM Harare Time · 3 rsvps
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