It's no secret that we are big fans of remote work. We think it will help us democratize access to opportunities and talent alike. It will help us build better companies, that thrive globally and not just on a small tiny spot somewhere in California. But it's not the solution to all, and we need to recognize that.
If a team shifts to more async communication styles, the requirements for successful collaboration change too. Why a good writing skill is more important than ever, and why it's so crucial in remote teams.
Besides difficult communication, mental health and isolation are the most common things that remote workers struggle with and one of the main reasons for dissatisfaction. The most common issues, and how companies can prevent them.
In a hybrid remote setup where remote and local employees live side-by-side, there is always a risk of different company cultures forming. So how can you bridge the gap sustainably?
It's tradition for most remote teams to pick one or two dates per year and meet in-person. There's a lot of effort involved with that, so how do you start such an operation?
Whenever we talk to founders, the idea to go remote usually hasn't occured until the company already had a few employees, so how do you effectively transition from a local office to remote?
Remote-First is commonly seen as the mindset needed to gain the most advantage out of remote work. What steps can you take today to get closer to being remote-first?
Remote teams can work together pretty easily on a small scale. Let some people work from home, hire someone out-of-state – it's really no issue. But what things do you have to consider when things grow?
Satellite offices, remote-friendly teams and "Remote OK". There are probably more than a dozen types of remote organisations and types. So, what's the difference between remote and "Work from Home" anyway?
The quick catchup at the coffee machine, a casual chat in the hallway or a conversation at lunch. Having non-work-related conversations can be hard in a remote team.
We're really optimistic here about remote work, but don't be fooled! Remote work has its downsides. Let's talk about some of those instead.
In the workplace, lot of learning is happening during breaks and conversations. How can you encourage it in remote teams?
A collection of resources, all around a certain remote work topic, sent every other week.
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