Chris LaFay: Leading Remote Teams

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Chris is a web developer and designer who enjoys working with clients as much as working on their projects. As Founder + CEO of Classic City Consulting, he put together a team that shares his passion for quality website creation.

The web design process is different every time. With seasoned WordPress developers and project managers, he leads a team that is experienced in working with clients to bring their vision to the web.

Recent Projects:

► Organized a development team for the launch of an Atlanta-based startup
► Created custom-built applications integrated within the WordPress platform
► Managed teams of developers to ensure the coherent vision and client satisfaction
► Maintained content-based websites and web applications
► Photographed businesses and products for better display and user interaction on the client’s website
► Developed and implemented new go-live process for web teams to span multiple environments and ensure data integrity
► Co-founded Goldmine, an Athens-based print company which is now serving clients in thirty states
► Trained Goldmine developers to effectively use HTML/CSS and WordPress

Web-Development Tools:

► UX focused website design
► Frontend development (HTML/CSS/JS)
► Responsive development
► WordPress template and plugin builds
► Backend PHP development
► MySQL DB management 

Chat Highlights

  1. What are the business challenges you’re facing as a result of coronavirus and social distancing? How are you responding?
  2. What does Classic City Consulting do and what is Chris’ responsibility as a leader?
  3. As a collaborative team where you are all working remote, what kind of shifts have you had to make in terms of how you do your work and engaging in project activities?
  4. Many leaders have not previously considered how to implement a remote working team. What are some things that you’ve implemented over time that have allowed your team to remain connected and engaged while working remotely?
  5. Given that change is the only constant, what kind of change as a result of the coronavirus crises do you see being more permanent in business (and perhaps for the better)?
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