Laïla von Alvensleben is Head of Culture & Collaboration at MURAL. She loves to help people work from anywhere.
Her mission is to enable distributed teams to cultivate a successful company culture to work better remotely.
She discovered remote work in 2014 when the trend of living as a digital nomad was rising rapidly. That’s when she decided that she wouldn’t restrict her life to working in the same location with a 9-to-5 job. To this day, she still believes that being location-independent allows us to engage in experiences that inspire us, both on a personal and professional level.
Over the years, she has researched Remote Design Thinking and shared her insights with the design community to help anyone be creative while free to choose the lifestyle they want.
She started out as a UX designer at Hanno, a fully remote design team with no office—her teammates were spread across Europe and southeast Asia and only met online to get work done. Together, they helped startups, non-profits and enterprises launch digital products and services. They also launched the Remote Starter Kit to give everyone all the tools, processes and tips to kick off their remote work experience.
These days she splits her time as Head of Culture & Collaboration at MURAL, a digital whiteboard enabling virtual collaboration, and facilitating online workshops to transform the way organisations work. She is also one of the first members of the Remote Work Association, a global network that promotes location-independent jobs.