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    134 companies answer 9 questions.

    Working remotely comes with unique day-to-day challenges. From the initial step of implementing remote policy to nurturing company culture while operating remotely, we ask leading remote companies to share how they approach running their distributed teams from an operational level.

  • Plex
    Because we have always been mostly remote-based it wasn’t necessarily a policy that had to be implemented – it’s just...
  • Authentic Form & Function
    Our remote work policy is very structured and clearly defined from the beginning. While everyone is remote, we still need our...
  • Five Q
    Since we’ve always done it, it’s been a bit of both. It’s dynamic and continuous improvement is a must. We must...
  • Scrapinghub
    The company culture is something that exceeds the office boundaries, it should drive what you do and how you do it, at all time....
  • DevriX
    Sure, by following a similar transparent process and a welcoming environment nurturing remote teams and rewarding proactiveness, feedback, and criticism. Our...
  • Inpsyde GmbH
    Sure, if you start with it on yourself as a good example, then everyone is doing the same.
  • Formstack
    Having fun is a really essential part of the Formstack culture. We rely pretty heavily on weekly team meetings, fun IM...
  • Parse.ly
    We have a “take-your-birthday-off” policy that every team member takes advantage of. On a team member’s birthday, our office manager...
  • Sticker Mule
    I think adopting Slack has been the biggest improvement to our remote culture. It’s a lot more informal than Asana which lets us...
  • Remote Year
    Keep a keen eye out for certain WFM (Works for Me) traits that give a professional a leg up if they...
  • SoftwareMill
    Believe that remote work can be more effective than in the office. On the other hand…sometimes people who start to work remotely expect...
  • Wordfence
    Spend a lot of time setting up your HR policies, procedures and guidelines. Work with someone experienced in the field. Get...
  • Hubstaff
    We’ve had some bad experiences with remote workers. There are freelancers who...
  • Goodway Group
    One of the more challenging parts of building Goodway Group’s remote workforce is maintaining company culture as we continue to...
  • Canonical
    Finding the people who are happy working from home in the long term rather than just having a short term appeal....
  • Ciao Bambino! Inc.
    We have at least quarterly team conferences calls.
  • TeamSnap
    We use Slack all the time. It’s for work, play, water cooler topics, silliness and direct messages. It’s the hub of our...
  • Modern Tribe
    Communication is key on our teams. We use Slack as a central hub for daily communication, with clear channels to help...
  • Ushahidi
    We have implemented OKRs because at the beginning everyone just “worked hard” when we were a startup. But as we got...
  • Knobs.co
    We’ve developed a knowledge base that contains core elements everyone needs to know. Not only do new staff need to...
  • DVMelite
    We have gotten closer as a team as we grow.  We have new technology that connects us instantly and we have...
  • Coalition Technologies
    We offer some flexibility in work schedules so that team members can have somewhat of a normal schedule, but we also...
  • Jungle Scout
    This is likely the largest challenge we face as a remote company.  I don’t like making people stay up late...
  • Scribendi
    Time zone differences can cause confusion within a remote team. Luckily, while the overall workflow has to be coordinated, the specific...

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